A Team Based Information Literacy Exercise


  • Marian W. Boscia
  • Michele M. McGowan


The American Library Association defines information literacy as the set of skills needed to acquire, evaluate, and use information [American Library Association, 2006a]. It is essential for business students to develop information literacy along with the other competencies identified by AACSB. This paper presents a team exercise designed to help students expand their ability to gather and evaluate information from both library and Internet sources and to make judgments about the usefulness of the information providers. For schools that are accredited by the AACSB, outcomes assessment has become an important part of “Assurance of Learning” programs. The exercise provide in this paper includes a grading rubric that provides for the assessment of students’ information literacy.