Information Literacy Goals for First Grade Library Program

Through planned learning activities, the student:

• Is aware of the layout of the library.
• Knows location of early readers, picture books, non-fiction and the type of books housed there.
• Differentiates between fiction and non-fiction resources and knows their location.
• Is aware that early readers and picture books are shelved in alphabetical order.
• Is aware of the Internet as a source of information and education.
• Is introduced to the notion that books are organized by author’s last name.
• Understands and uses the terminology: title, author, illustrator, spine, spine label.
• Makes selections using simple scanning techniques involving cover, title, and illustration.
• Selects books appropriate to interest and reading ability using browsing techniques.
• Can identify main ideas and characters and relate themes to other stories with which they are familiar.

(From American Library Association Information Literacy Toolkit)

I also keep in mind the following ALA Standards when considering my work with students:
• ALA Standard 1
The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
• ALA Standard 2
The student who is information literate: evaluates information critically and competently.
• ALA Standard 3
The student who is information literate: uses information accurately and creatively.
• ALA Standard 4
The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.
• ALA Standard 5
The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
• ALA Standard 6
The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
• ALA Standard 7
The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.
• ALA Standard 8
The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
• ALA Standard 9
The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.

(From American Library Association Information Power)


Joyce Roby
Revisited 8/08