“Information literacy 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.”

The Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education by the Association of College and Research Libraries

The librarians at Carleton College collaborate with faculty and the greater campus community to develop students’ research skills and strategies. We teach students tools and approaches in order to succeed in individual courses as well as in their majors. We also collaborate in our information literacy work with St. Olaf, and in 2017 we adopted a joint statement of our commitment to information literacy.

We address information literacy concepts in both classroom visits and in research appointments with students. To learn more about information literacy at Carleton, follow the links below.