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Information Literacy Student Learning Outcomes - Wilson Library 8.17

The Wilson Librarians have developed learning outcomes that are grounded in the national standards of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the University of LaVerne Baccalaureate Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) 

The Information Literate Student will be able to:

ACRL Frames

ULV Baccalaureate Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

1. Identify authoritative information and understand that authority should be viewed with informed skepticism as well as an openness to varied perspectives and voices. Authority is Constructed and Contextual SLO 1, 2, 6, 8
2. Develop effective search strategies and demonstrate persistence, adaptability, and flexibility when searching for information. Searching as Strategic Exploration  SLO 2, 3, 4, 5, 9
3. Formulate research questions based on curiosity and gaps in information that are within appropriate scope of investigation. Research as Inquiry SLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
4. Demonstrate academic integrity and ethically use information by distinguishing between their own ideas and the intellectual property of others. Information Has Value

SLO 4, 5, 8, 10

5.  Recognize that scholarship is a discursive practice in which ideas are formulated, debated, and weighed against one another over extended periods of time. Scholarship as Conversation

SLO 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

6. Identify multiple perspectives when conducting research and recognize that information sources vary greatly in format, content, purpose, and dissemination when evaluating information.

Information Creation as a Process SLO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
7. Understand that research is an iterative process.

Research as Inquiry 

Searching as Strategic Exploration

SLO 2, 3 

ULV Baccalaureate Learning Outcomes

Baccalaureate Learning Outcomes  

  • Integrated Learning (BG 1):  Students will differentiate and evaluate theories and approaches to complex, multidisciplinary problems and articulate a solution to the question or challenge using evidence from a variety of fields and co- curricular/life experiences.
  • Critical Thinking & Information Literacy (BG 2): Students will formulate a question on a topic that is transdisciplinary, locate and evaluate appropriate evidence that addresses the question in relation to the problem’s context, and articulate conclusions that follow logically from such analysis.
  • Creative Thinking (BG 2 & 3):  Students will apply innovative thought, demonstrate an ability to synthesize divergent ideas, and use creative risk-taking as they contemplate and resolve problems.
  • Oral Expression (BG 3):  Students will confidently and compellingly present themselves to varied audiences using structured, well- supported, imaginative and appropriate oral language with effective non-verbal communication.
  • Written Expression (BG 3): Students will communicate clearly, ethically, and purposefully to a variety of audiences in the structured written genres relevant to their academic and/or professional contexts.
  • Cultural Competence (BG 4): Students will: demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of cultures and construction of knowledge; value diversity of thought; and reflect on the process of building consensus based on shared understandings and goals.
  • Teamwork and leadership (BG 4): Students will facilitate team engagement by creating an environment conducive to team-building using effective strategies and demonstrate leadership through conflict resolution.
  • Ethical Reasoning (BG 5): Students will identify and articulate ethical issues, core beliefs, multiple perspectives, and multilayer contexts when analyzing choices and making decisions.
  • Civic and Community Knowledge (BG 5): Students will engage in active and integrative learning based on principles of reciprocity and appreciative inquiry and analyze and critically reflect on social and environmental issues that impact communities and institutions.
  • Presentation (BG 3 & General presentation quality): Students will present artifacts using a variety of traditional and contemporary media to demonstrate their intellectual, professional, and personal development.

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