The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) defines information literacy as
the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
The University of Missouri Libraries are dedicated to the development of a university community that is information literate. We believe that every MU student should graduate with the ability to:
Our librarians offer expert research instruction across the disciplines in order to provide the MU community with the skills and knowledge to expertly identify, find, evaluate, and ethically use information.
Our instruction program is informed by the six core concepts addressed in ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015):