Information Literacy Standards

This just in: Judy Serritella, the very fine Coordinator of Library Media Services, up at the DOE in Educational Technology…and Media [ellipsis added], sent us a link to the ALA’s Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning. It’s downloadable as a PDF file from ALA at http://www.ala.org/aasl/ip_nine.html.

Very complete, very nice, and absolutely necessary document.

And completely irrelevant. Admirable as these standards are, they are completely unaddressed in our GPS curriculum and therefore unassessed. (Hey, that’s good: “What’s unaddressed is unassessed.” I want a t-shirt.) And as we all know, if it ain’t assessed, it ain’t taught. Or as the t-shirt might have it, “What’s unaddressed is unassessed, and vice versa.” Y’all want that in a beefy T or baby doll?

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