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Using this Toolkit

This guide for faculty provides Information Literacy (IL) resources for teaching, learning, and assessment. Use the tabs above to navigate through this guide to find information about integrating information literacy strategies into your coursework.

General Education IL Rubric
This rubric has been designed for course submission and assessment in the General Education Program.

URI Information Literacy Rubric
The IL Rubric has been endorsed by URI Libraries and the Office of Student Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Accreditation (SLOAA).

IL for Project Assignments and Classroom Exercises
Use these pages to create or adapt exercises and assignmnents that will enhance students' IL competency.

IL Elements in a Typical Project Assignment
Identify measurable IL elements in a sample paper assignment.

Best Practices for Effective Library Research Assignments
Consult this list for suggestions on making student library research meaningful and effective.

InfoRhode Tutorials & Quiz
A series of 13 short videos that will help your students learn, or refresh, basic college-level information research skills. Link to or embed the videos into assignments, course pages or Web sites for point-of-need instruction.

URI Resources
Consult this list of resources for help in supporting students' information literacy competency.

What is Information Literacy?


Mary MacDonald
Head of Instructional Services

Jim Kinnie 
Humanities Reference / Bibliographer


University of Rhode Island Libraries

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