This micro-credential recognizes and validates the learner’s successful completion of the University of Maine System (UMS) Information Literacy pathway (Levels 1, 2, and 3). The learner completed training in information literacy and applied their knowledge and skills throughout the research process that culminated in a final research product. The learner worked with a reference librarian in one or more capacities, gathered data from sources using learned tools, evaluated collected data for reliability, authority, and timeliness, and cited sources using the appropriate citing format required for the information product. The learner developed competence in recognizing a need for information, conducting research via appropriate sources (e.g., library catalog, databases, government websites), evaluating and identifying credible information sources, synthesizing information from multiple sources into a final product, and recognizing the importance of applying attribution to others’ ideas used in the project. The learner met the standards of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Framework (External Site).

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  • Skills
  • Engagement
  • Research

Who is Eligible:

Badgr Pages for the Levels of the Micro-Credential:

Visit the Badgr Pathway for Information Literacy (External Site).

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Last Updated: 2/21/2023