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Information Literacy: INFORMATION LITERACY RUBRICS

Initial

Foundation Level Competency

C - level Information Literacy

A bibliography or works cited page is required and must include at least TWO QUALITY sources. The sources must be included and cited within the paper/project.

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.

Practicing

Sophomore Level Competency

C - level Information Literacy

A bibliography or works cited page is required and must include at least THREE QUALITY sources. The sources must be included and cited within the paper/project.

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.

Advanced

Junior/Senior Level Competency

C - level Information Literacy

A bibliography or works cited page is required and must include at least FOUR QUALITY sources. The sources must be included and cited within the paper/project.

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.

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Quality Sources

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

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