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Information Literacy Instruction

highlights library instruction sessions and resources for increasing students' information literacy

Info Lit & WASC Competencies

Information Literacy, a Core Competency

Information literacy is one of the five core competencies in WASC (Senior College and University Commission) Handbook of Accreditation (2013). The additional four competencies include critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, written communication and oral communication.

The Handbook outlines four standards.  Standard 2 "Achieving Educational Objectives through Core Functions" (specifically 2.2a) involves developing students’ core competencies in preparation for “work citizenship, and life-long learning”.