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Faculty Resources: Discipline Specific IL Competency Standards

Guidelines for Discipline Specific Information Literacy Competencies

Below are the standardized guidelines for measuring information literacy in a variety of academic disciplines. Please note that they use the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education developed by the ACRL Standards Committee and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, January 2000. Currently, no specialized guidelines were created using the new ACRL Information Literacy Framework.

Anthropology and Sociology
Guidelines for information literacy in Anthropology and Sociology. Developed by the ACRL/ALA Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) Instruction and Information Literacy Committee Task Force on IL Standards and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, January 2008: Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students »

Education
Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education: EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee 2006/2007 - 2010/2011

English
Developed by the ACRL Literatures in English Section. Last revised and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 2007: Research Competency Guidelines for Literatures in English

History
Information Literacy Guidelines and Competencies for Undergraduate History Students

Journalism
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals

Psychology
Developed by the ACRL Psychology Information Literacy Standards Taskforce, members of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology of the American Psychological Association and members of the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) of ACRL. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 2010: Psychology Information Literacy Standards

Science
Developed by the ACRL/ALA Science and Technology (STS) Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 2006: Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology

ACRL standards and guidelines are issued under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States license