Information Literacy Goals for Third Grade Library Program


Through planned learning activities, the student:


• Is aware of layout of library.
• Knows location of early readers, picture books, non-fiction, folk tales, and biography and the type of books housed there.
• Is aware of the Internet as a source of information and education.
• Locates fiction using the spine label.
• Understands and uses the terminology: publisher, series, contents, index.
• Is aware that non-fiction sources are shelved according to classification order.
• Is introduced to the usefulness of contents and index pages by using keywords.
• Can identify main ideas and characters and relate themes to other storieswith which they are familiar.
• Begins to locate non-fiction using the spine label.
• Selects books appropriate to interest and ability using browsing techniques.
• Makes selections using simple scanning techniques involving cover title and illustrations.
• Begins to use the online catalog and its search elements: keyword, subject, title, and author to find books.
• Students will be introduced to the idea that they must use information ethically and legally by talking about plagiarism, copyright, and correct bibliography.

(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