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Information Literacy: Introduction

This guide introduces you to all the modules being offered by the libraries at Khalifa University.

What you need to know about this guide

This guide introduces you to the various modules you will be taught by the librarians throughout the preparatory year in the Integrated Skills course, in both semesters.


Students in sections 001 and 002 will have similar modules.


Each section introduces a different module, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the library.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, an Information literate student will be able to:

1.       Understand the need for information.

2.       Have a clear idea of the resources available.

3.       Find the information needed.

4.       Evaluate results effectively.

5.       Work with and exploit results.

6.       Use information ethically and responsibly.

7.       Communicate and share findings.

8.       Manage and present findings.

What do we mean by 'Information Literacy'?

According to the Association of College & Research Libraries, Information Literacy is defined as a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."

Information Literacy is the basis to lifelong & Independent learning.

Khalifa University librarians & preparatory year faculty members use the 5 standards outlined in the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, by ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) to deliver Information Literacy. The customization of these standards provides a framework for assessing the information literate individual at Khalifa University.

Course Instructors

Abu Dhabi Campus Library

Patricia Jamal      Librarian                     

Dr. Dorothy Byes   Head of Libraries

Rani Anand            Librarian & Information Literacy Instructor

Subject Guide

Schedule of Modules (001 & 002)