Information Literacy at the Gould Library

“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” (from The Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education by the Association of College and Research Libraries)


Here at Carleton College, librarians, faculty, and the greater campus community collaborate to create learning environments that encourage deep understanding of disciplinary research, as well as the ability to transfer skills and habits of mind from course to course, from discipline to discipline, and from Carleton to the outside world. 

We also collaborate in our information literacy work with St. Olaf, and in 2017 we adopted a joint statement of our commitment to information literacy.