Learning and Information Literacy
Every person has the right to be information literate. The Purdue University Libraries Information Literacy Program builds a foundation for discovery, learning, and engagement across the University and its broader communities. The Information Literacy Program collaboratively develops skills and competencies in learners to identify, find, evaluate, and ethically use information, enabling academic success.
Scholarship in the area of information literacy is a major research initiative within the Libraries faculty.
Information Literacy Spotlight
The GS175 Information Strategies for Hospitality and Tourism Management students has been a required part of the curriculum for several years now within the HTM School. As 1 of 3 faculty members connected to the HTM Learning Community, Professor Kirkwood participates in several additional events with the students including a field trip to Chicago to visit a restaurant and a hotel; this allows for a greater connection with this select group of students. Kirkwood can make stronger connections between the information literacy lessons and the real world. As a result, Kirkwood is able to stress at opportune moments the need for valid information to make better business decisions.