Information Literacy

GU-Q librarians have adopted the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, developed by Association of College and Research Libraries [ACRL] to ensure that GU-Q students have opportunities to develop and demonstrate skills in identifying, locating, evaluating and using academic information resources.

At the start of the Freshman Year the librarians administer a standardized test to determine the information literacy skills of incoming students. In collaboration with learning enrichment specialists in the Office of Academic Services we ensure that first-year students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds attain the core information and learning skills required for academic success at GU-Q.

Information Literacy Goals at GU-Q

Freshmen Sophomore Junior & Senior Supporting Unit
Develop a thesis statement or research question That is appropriate to the assignment That is concise, focused and appropriate to the assignment That is original, concise and focused and appropriate to assignment Writing Center & Library
Access and locate information Adequately, using basic search strategies and resources Effectively, integrating Boolean logic and other advanced search strategies Proficiently, using advanced strategies & subject specific resources Library
Evaluate information sources To identify information that is reliable To identify information that is scholarly To identify information that is scholarly & discipline-specific Library
Integrate information Adequately into a persuasive final product Effectively into a persuasive final product Effectively into an original, persuasive final product Writing Center & Library
Use information ethically and legally Demonstrates academic integrity and operates within Qatari and US laws Same as Freshman Same as Freshman Writing Center & Library