Information competency (IC) is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning (“Introduction”).
Locate, evaluate, and use information appropriately.
Use critical or creative reasoning, including diverse perspectives.
In English 1A (see Assignments), completion of five of the Library’s online research skills workshops, or a combination of online workshops and librarian-led instruction, satisfies the CCSF Information Competency Graduation Requirement.
CCSF Library employs the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to engage students in developing information competency skills. Library instruction fosters critical thinking about these concepts: