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Information Literacy at Norwich University: Discipline-Specific IL

Resources about information literacy, assessment, and methods for faculty to incorporate these concepts into their courses.

College of Science & Mathematics

IL Competencies for Chemistry

   includes: Biology, Engineering,    Environmental Science, Geology,    Mathematics, Physics

College of National Services

United States Air Force Academy. (2009). "The United States Air Force Academy Outcomes." USAFA Outcomes.

Core values at senior US military institutions have common attributes such as teamwork, respect for authority, and discipline. Literature on the topic of IL at military colleges is scarce, but articles on the U.S. Air Force Academy serve as a useful model for consideration. The USAFA explicitly states quantitative literacy and IL as integrated intellectual and warrior skills in its core values.


College of Graduate & Continuing Studies

Edwards, M. E., & Black, E. W. (2012). Contemporary Instructor-Librarian Collaboration: A Case Study of an Online Embedded Librarian Implementation. Journal Of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 6(3/4), 284-311. doi:10.1080/1533290X.2012.705690

A case study evaluation of an embedded librarian project at a land-grant, research institution. The case is comprised of full-time academic health care professionals enrolled in an online graduate educational technology program. Mixed methods methodology focused on assessing the embedded librarian's impact upon the IL competency of the participants. Results support documented literature by indicating that embedded librarians are of value to online students. The course instructor's experience with the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the embedded librarian project are emphasized, providing faculty insight into collaborating with librarians.

College of Professional Schools: Architecture


Phelps, Sue F., et al. (n.d.) "The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice & the Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing as they Apply to the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards." Health Science Interest Group of the ACRL.

"The purpose of this merged language is to guide librarians who support a nursing education program by mapping the language of nursing to the standards of IL. It is also meant to advise nurse educators on the IL needs of their students in the language of the nursing profession as it is expressed in the standards that are common to nursing education institutions. It will serve as a guide until discipline specific ACRL IL Competency Standards are written for Nursing." (Summary)

Business & Management

Cunningham, Nancy. (2003). "Information competency skills for business students." BRASS: Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee.

"Because of the constantly changing nature of business information and its vehicles of distribution, it is important that students possess a certain level of IL to be successful in navigating and managing the world of business information." (Summary)