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Information Literacy
Center for Business Research

Information literacy forms the basis for life-long learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. An information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the nature and extent of information needed

  • Access needed information effectively and efficiently

  • Evaluate information and its sources critically, and incorporate selected information into his or her knowledge base

  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally *

* ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

Business Information Literacy

All of the abilities required for an information literate student can be applied to those studying in the Business Program. Specific business information competencies can be established.

A Collaborative Effort

Incorporating Business Information Literacy into the curriculum provides an opportunity for enhanced collaboration between the faculty of the Business Program and the librarians of the Center for Business Research.

This collaboration can be carried out in specific classes or across the curriculum to provide a more dynamic learning environment. Some examples include:

  • Integrating the use of CBR resources into course syllabi

  • Using CBR librarians as a resource in course revision and development

  • Incorporating critical thinking, information seeking and evaluation skills into the curriculum

  • Developing business information literacy competencies


  • Train our students for the information age and life-long learning

  • Integrate business information literacy into the curriculum

  • Fulfill AACSB standards to the utmost

  • Enhance Business Program/CBR Collaboration

  • Utilize CBR resources to the fullest

Martha Cooney, Linda McCormack,
& Andrea Scoma; cbr@cwpost.liu.edu

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