Information Literacy

Massey University Library is committed to the development of information literacy skills among students and staff.

Information literacy is:

  • a set of abilities for the discovery of information
  • the understanding of how information is produced and valued
  • the use of information in creating new knowledge
  • participating ethically in communities of learning

Understanding how information is discovered, produced, valued and created underpins information literacy and is reflected in the ethos of continuous learning as defined below:

"As an academic community of students and staff, we share a natural orientation towards an ethos of continuous learning: questioning, reflecting and continuing development through our research and study."

(Paerangi Massey University Learning and Teaching Strategy 2019-2022:1)

Massey University Library is committed to the development of information literacy skills among students and staff. We use the information literacy framework Framework for Information Literacy developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) to support the Graduate Profiles and Kahurei initiatives of Massey University.

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and the Six Major Frames.

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and the Six Major Frames. Uzwyshyn, Ray. (2017). Academic Libraries and Technology: An environmental scan toward future possibility (preprint).

To talk further about Information Literacy support, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Information Literacy Instruction at Massey University Library

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