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English Department: Information Literacy Rubric

This guide provides resources to support teaching and research of the English Department at Carnegie Mellon University.

Information Literacy Rubric

This is a sample rubric for measuring information literacy at minimum and targeting specific aspects of the 5 Information Literacy Standards as identified by the Association of College and Research Libraries

Information Literacy Rubric
Definition
The ability to identify information need, to locate information, to evaluate it, and to effectively and responsibly use it to fullfill information needs.
Beginning Developing Good Exemplary
1 2 3 4
unable or find it difficult Somewhat Able  Mostly Successful Accomplishes Task
Standard I:  Identify/Define Need            
           
Scope of Research (too broad/narrow)          
           
Key concepts/terms          
           
Standard II:  Locate and Select Information          
           
Familiarity with Available Resources          
           
Ability to select relevant resources          
           
Standard III: Evaluate          
           
Awareness of source quality          
           
Ability to revise or change strategy          
                   
Standard IV: Effective Use           
           
Ability to identify concepts and arguments          
           
Ability to Analyze or Argue          
           
Standard V:  Reference and Citation          
           
Correct Citation