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Information Literacy for Faculty

This guide is designed to help SCC faculty incorporate information literacy into their courses.


We're so glad you found this guide! This guide is meant for SCC Faculty, to teach how to incorporate different information literacy methods in your courses. On the left column, each of the tabs will have a different information literacy skill listed, with some ideas and resources for how to incorporate this skill in your class.

What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy is defined by the American Library Association as "a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."

Information literacy skills prepare students for success in and out of the classroom. It is not enough anymore just to have "book knowledge." Instead, today's employers need employees who can retrieve information in many formats, can discern patterns and connection, can explore an issue deeply, can make valid judgments regarding information, and who can apply those skills in order to solve problems.

SCC graduates with strong information literacy skills will move into the future with an ability to manage information rather than lettering information overload control them; they may find more fulfillment in their careers, and they may develop an appreciation for knowledge that will last throughout their lives. A student's mastery of information literacy will touch their employers, their families, the Upstate's economy, and SCC.