Yes! It’s the ability to identify when information is needed, locate and evaluate relevant findings, and apply them effectively and ethically. All University students need these capabilities to succeed in their classes and prepare for a lifetime of information use in the future. First, they need basic information literacy capabilities, and later they must develop advanced, research level abilities.
Links to initial resources for WVU students and faculty regarding information literacy are ahead. Please explore them and get in touch if there is anything we can do to help you advance student research capabilities and discovery at WVU. As we look to the 2020 Plan and its call for “engaging undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in a challenging academic environment,” nothing less is acceptable.
Director of Instruction and Information Literacy