This Information Literacy (IL) Toolkit provides faculty and staff with a variety of tools to use when designing new assignments or revising existing assignments with research components.
This toolkit has been developed by the SAIT Library, in partnership with CADI, to support instructors with:
If you are new to IL, go to the What is Information Literacy page to learn the fundamental concepts. From there, or if you are already familiar with IL, see the Tools & Quality Practices page for practical ways to integrate IL into course assignments and curriculum.
Please note that not every aspect of this toolkit will be applicable to a particular assignment. While this toolkit can be used independently, we recommend connecting with a Librarian when incorporating IL into your course.
This toolkit centres a Western-oriented approach to knowledge production and consumption. We recognize that there are many alternative, equally valid approaches to information-gathering, creation, and use, and hope to explore these approaches in the near future and incorporate them where it is appropriate and useful to the SAIT community.
Faculty who are interested in the intersections of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and IL may wish to explore concepts such as Critical Information Literacy and Indigenous Information Literacy, and connect with a Librarian to further discuss these concepts.
You are strongly encouraged to share and co-develop research assignments with your Librarian.
They can help with IL-related tasks like refining research skill outcomes, developing topics, and checking that the Library has enough resources available to your students.
On a broader level, a Librarian can also provide perspective on how the individual assignment fits within the curriculum of the program.