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Information Literacy: INFORMATION LITERACY RUBRICS

Foundation Level Competency

FOUNDATION - INITIAL

C - level  Information Literacy

A bibliography or works cited page is required and must include at least TWO QUALITY sources.

Information literacy skills are demonstrated through at least TWO evaluative annotations for books,   academic/museum websites, or database articles.

Annotation must include:
1. author credentials
2. a description of the type of source (audience)
3. explanation about why the source is relevant to the project/paper.

Sophomore Level Competency

SOPHOMORE - PRACTICING

C - level  Information Literacy

A bibliography or works cited page is required and must include at least THREE QUALITY sources.

Information literacy skills are demonstrated through at least THREE evaluative annotations for books,   academic/museum websites, or database articles. Annotation must include:
1. author credentials
2. a description of the type of source (audience)
3. a discussion about purpose/bias/point of view
4. an explanation about why the source is relevant to the project/paper.

Junior/Senior Level Competency

JUNIOR/SENIOR - ADVANCED

C - level  Information Literacy

A bibliography or works cited page is required and must include at least FOUR QUALITY sources.
   Information literacy skills are demonstrated through at least FOUR evaluative annotations for books,   academic/museum websites, or database articles. Annotation must include:
1. author credentials
2. a description of the type of source (audience)
3. a discussion about purpose/bias/point of view
4. a discussion about currency
5. an explanation about why the source is relevant to the project/paper.

Quality Sources

QUALITY sources are often found easily in books and databases. At junior/senior level, at least one database article and a book is expected.

A QUALITY WEB source is an educational or museum website, or an online publication that is written by authorities in the field or professional journalists. Quality websites are concerned with aspects of education rather than sales. For instance, blogs written by scholars. Quality web sources  have named authors.

See also QUALITY WEB SOURCES

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