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Guiding Principles

We believe intentional collaboration between faculty, librarians, and the greater campus community leads to a learning environment that encourages deep understanding of disciplinary research in preparation for comps, as well as the ability to transfer these skills and habits from course to course, from discipline to discipline, and from Carleton to the outside world.

The following documents were prepared by the Reference & Instruction department to articulate our understanding of Information Literacy to the campus community.


Information Literacy at Carleton: Six Critical Habits of Mind
What does it mean to be information literate? This document sketches what we mean when we say that Information Literacy is a habit of mind.

Fostering Engaged Research Practices
A position paper on Information Literacy requested by the curriculum committee in 2007.