Information Literacy best practices and guidelines include

Collaboration. This is category six of the guidelines (PDF) that were revised in January of 2012.

Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline

Category 6: Collaboration

Collaboration in an information literacy program among disciplinary faculty, librarians, other instructors (e.g., teaching assistants), administrators, and other program staff:

  • Fosters communication among disciplinary faculty, librarians, other instructors (e.g., teaching assistants), administrators, and other staff within the institution.
  • Focuses on enhancing student learning and skill development for lifelong learning.
  • Communicates effectively with faculty, librarians, other instructors, administrators, and additional staff members to gain support for the program within the academic community.
  • Aligns information literacy with disciplinary content.
  • Works within the context of the course content, and other learning experiences, to achieve information literacy outcomes.
  • Takes place at different stages: planning, delivery, assessment of student learning, and evaluation and refinement of the program.
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