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Learning and Information Literacy

Mission Statement

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

Dr. Nancy Pelaez
BIOL 13100

Dr. Pelaez is building information literacy outcomes into her IMPACT re-designed pilot section of BIOL 131 (Biology II: Development, Structure, and Function of Organisms). For the first six weeks of the course, students will work in groups to solve problem sets, which include seeking and evaluating sources of biological information that present or extend course content. Students will examine sources over time to examine how scientific ideas evolve, as well as engage with primary sources to learn about the kinds of evidence that biologists use to solve problems, and learn from experts through online videos.