Teaching information literacy

Embedding information literacy

The Library supports the University’s learning and teaching strategy, stating that our students should be information literate when they graduate. Information Literacy can improve grades and enhance employability.

Information literacy training is most effective when embedded within the curriculum, at more than one point during a degree course. Research has shown that scaffolded information literacy support increases students’ confidence and satisfaction.

The Library can help you develop your students skills’ in topics such as:

  • Analysing a topic and developing search strategies
  • Identifying and making effective use of information sources
  • Evaluating the quality and reliability of information
  • Citing and managing references
  • Avoiding plagiarism

Our package of support includes:

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the librarian for your subject www.shef.ac.uk/library/libstaff/sllist

A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL)
was designed by Dr Jane Secker (LSE) and Dr Emma Coonan (Cambridge University) in 2011.

ANCIL provides a framework for embedding information literacy throughout the University curriculum. The Library provides support for you focussed on strands 4-7.

embedding information literacy