Best Practices in Information Literacy

The authors discuss the application of the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) "Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline" to develop a successful post-secondary information literacy program. Drawing on personal experience and the literature, they examine several of the key characteristics with the intention of raising questions and exploring issues. ACRL recognized their work with information literacy at Zayed University, UAE, selecting it as one of the ten institutions in the world demonstrating best practices.