Competing agendas in higher education: Finding a place for information literacy

Loanne Snavely, Natasha Cooper

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The authors propose a course-integrated, across-the-curriculum model for information literacy to enhance the curricular and educational mission of institutions of higher education to college students who will become lifelong learners. They examine the issues - and obstacles - involved in establishing such a program, getting faculty and administrative support, and working toward curricular change. The roles of faculty and librarians, as well as the importance of their collaboration and cooperation in achieving a common goal, are discussed. Although many agendas in higher education compete with information literacy, the authors suggest ways that obstacles to an across-the-curriculum information literacy program can be overcome to ensure that students become capable users of information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalReference and User Services Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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