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Information Literacy in the Disciplines

This guide contains links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education

Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Anthropology

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Anthropology.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANNS)

ALA/ACRL/ANNS Instruction and Information Literacy Committee Task Force on IL Standards. 2008. “Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students.” Accessed 18 April 2018 [Nico's note: link does not work]

American Anthropological Association 

2. Related Research

Agbe-Davies, Anna. 2014. “Teaching with digital archaeological data : a research archive in the university classroom.” Journal Of Archaeological Method And Theory 21 (4): 837-861.

Caravello, Patti S. 2006. “Research Skills for Anthropology and Sociology Students.” Anthropology News 47 (9): 22.

Cranston, Catherine L. 2013. “Anthropology.” In Information Literacy Instruction that Works, 2nd ed, edited by Patrick Ragains, 99-123. Chicago: Neal-Schuman.

Durnin, Jean-François, and Catherine Fortier. 2008. “Appropriation of the Self-Assessment of Information Literacy Skills by the Librarians: The Case of Education Sciences and Anthropology at the Université de Montréal.IFLA Conference Proceedings: 1-15.

Engel, Claudia A. 2007. “Learning Anthropology in the Digital Age.” Anthropology News 48 (1): 27-28.

Fischer, Michael D. 2006. “Introduction: Configuring Anthropology.” Social Science Computer Review 24 (1): 3-14.

Florea, Mona. 2008. “Using WebCT, Wiki Spaces, and ePortfolios for Teaching and Building Information Literacy Skills.” Journal of Library Administration 48 (3/4): 411-430.

Lawler, Sally H., Elizabeth A. Olson, and Elizabeth E. Chapleski. 2000. “Enhancing Library Research Skills of Graduate Students through Guided Autobiographies.” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 18 (1): 33.

Pashia, Angela, and Jessica Critten. 2015. “Ethnography as pedagogy in library orientations.” Journal Of Information Literacy 9 (2): 84-93.

Rice, Patricia C. 2007. “Strategies for Facilitating Student Learning.”Anthropology News 48 (1): 27.

Ungar, Sheldon. 2003. “Misplaced Metaphor: A Critical Analysis of the ‘Knowledge Society.'” The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 40 (3): 331-347.

Whitehurst, Angela P. 2010. “Information Literacy and Global Readiness: Library Involvement Can Make a World of Difference.” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 29 (3): 207-32.

3. Teaching Materials

American Anthropological Association. 2017. “Learn and Teach.” Accessed 11 January 2022.

American Anthropological Association. 2016. “Anthropological Resources on the Internet.” Accessed 11 January 2022.

Cultural Anthropology. 2018. “Teaching Tools.” Accessed 11 January 2022.

Purdue University. 2015. “Anthropology & Archaeology: Anthropology Web Resources.” Accessed 11 January 2022.