UTS Library

Information Literacy

Information Literacy logoUTS Library supports the teaching, learning and research goals of the University by providing the Developing the Information Literate person: the UTS Framework.

The Library has adopted the Australian Information Literacy Standards as the basis for the information literacy framework and information skills programs at UTS. Collaboration between Library staff, academic staff and other professional units at UTS is required to integrate information literacy activities into courses and to achieve quality learning outcomes.

The Library is committed to ensuring that the UTS community has the information literacy skills to enable information retrieval and management, to undertake quality research and to develop effective lifelong learning skills.

The Tours & Workshops page lists information skills classes held during the year and a range of Online Tutorials are also available. Information Services Librarians work in collaboration with academics to plan and deliver course-related information literacy programs during the year.

The American Libraries Association is reviewing its Information Literacy framework. It is in draft form while the conversation and debate continues. The framework is based heavily on threshold concepts. Australian librarians are watching progress with interest.

UTS librarians are also active in developing Digital Literacy skills.