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The legacy of the Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines

  • Barbara Opar (a1)
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Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines compiled, for the first time in the US, a list of core information literacy skills for design students. Divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in each design discipline, it helped to define and delimit information literacy skills in these subjects, and were intended to facilitate a systematic means of integrating information literacy skills into the core curriculum of design courses. Closely related to the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, Information Competencies were written by a group of art and design librarians (Jeanne Brown, Jane Carlin, Thomas Caswell, Edith Crowe, Maya Gervits, Susan Lewis, Alan Michelson, Barbara Opar and Jennifer Parker) and published by ARLIS/NA in 2006 (rev. 2007). This article is personal reflection by one of its authors on its legacy ten years after publication.

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1. ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency

2. Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines https://www.arlisna.org/publications/arlis-na-research-reports/148-information-competencies-for-students-in-design-disciplines [Eds. note: See also, Vecchiola, Rina. “Using ARLIS/NA ‘Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines’ in Course Integrated Information Literacy Instruction at Washington University in St. Louis.Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, 30 no. 1 (2011): 7478.]

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Art Libraries Journal
  • ISSN: 0307-4722
  • EISSN: 2059-7525
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