Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines

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About this Report:

Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines, for the first time, compiles a list of core information literacy skills for students. Divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in each design discipline, this set of competencies is an invaluable aid to librarians as they strive to define and delimit information literacy skills for students in design disciplines. These competencies are intended to facilitate a systematic means of integrating information literacy skills into the core curriculum of design students, as well as to open lines of communication with faculty as to how competencies can be integrated into specific course goals. 

The authors developed Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines with previously established information literacy standards at its foundation. The ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as well as specific standards in other disciplines such as Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology were consulted in the creation of these standards.

Written and Compiled by Jeanne Brown, Jane Carlin, Thomas Caswell, Edith Crowe, Maya Gervits, Susan Lewis, Alan Michelson, Barbara Opar, and Jennifer Parker

©2006, with revisions added in 2007