Information Literacy in Nova Scotia: Systematic Mapping of Learning Outcomes


Information literacy has never been more important for the functioning of the democratic process, and for autonomy over one’s decisions. The Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) created a framework for information literacy, which lists six threshold concepts that an information literate individual possesses. This paper seeks to identify where in the curriculum information literacy is promoted, and which information literacy integrated abilities are most commonly found. A systematic mapping of the information literacy threshold concepts in the course learning outcomes was conducted. Findings from this study will reveal strengths and weaknesses in IL competencies in the Nova Scotia high school courses. This study also provides recommendations for future research.

Apr 28, 2021 9:40 AM
Cora-Lynn Munroe-Lynds
Cora-Lynn Munroe-Lynds
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cora-Lynn is a Master of Information Student at Dalhousie University. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in 2019 at Mount Saint Vincent University with honours in History. Cora-Lynn’s research interests include social media literacy, information literacy, human information interaction and systematic research methodologies. Currently, she is completing her master’s thesis and hopes to pursuit a PhD in Information Science at Dalhousie University in 2022.