Practical resources for background information and general practices

UNESCO. (2013). Overview of information literacy resources worldwide. Paris: UNESCO.

AASL Learning Standards & Program Guidelines Implementation Toolkit:
ACRL Information Literacy Resources:
ACRL. Analyzing your instructional environment: A workbook:

Information Literacy Metasites:
ACRL Primo:
ALA Information Literacy:
IFLA Information Literacy Section:
Kathy Schrock's information literacy resources:
SOS for Information literacy: Peer-reviewed lessons (Lis Percy, Westwood HS, MA) -- need better link

Relevant Journals:
College & Research Libraries
College & Research Libraries News
Evidence Based Library And Information Practice
Knowledge Quest

Albertson, K. (2006). College student perception of expectations for academic literacy in their first term. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 3206886.
Donham, Jean. (2014). College Ready—What Can We Learn from First-Year College Assignments? An Examination of Assignments in Iowa Colleges and Universities (School Library Research,17).
Fabbi, J. L. (2012). Fortifying the pipeline: An exploratory study of high school factors impacting the information literacy of first-year college students. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 165.
Merkley, C. (2014).
First Year University Students Arrive with Some Search Skills, But Struggle with Scholarly Sources. Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice, 9(2), 22-24.
Oakleaf, M., & Owen, P. (2010). Closing the 12-13 gap: School and college librarians supporting 21st century learners. Teacher Librarian, 37(4), 52-58.
Project Information Literacy & University of Washington Information School (2014). Project information literacy: a large scale study about early adults and their research habits.
Schofield, C. (2012). An examination of the information literacy expectations and practices of librarians in Connecticut state colleges and universities and Connecticut public high schools. (University of Bridgeport). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 3573634
Schroeder, R. (2009). Both sides now: Librarians looking at information literacy from high school and college. Tips. Educators' Spotlight Digest, 4(1),
Singley, E. (2014). How college students *really* do research -- findings from recent studies. Usable Libraries (Nov. 22).
Varlejs, Jana, Eileen Stec, a& Hannah Kwon. (2014). __Factors Affecting Students’ Information Literacy as They Transition from High School to College__. (School Library Research,17).
Veach, G. (2012). Tracing boundaries, effacing boundaries: Information literacy as an academic discipline. (University of South Florida). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 230.
Zuke, J. (2005). The teaching of information literacy by public community college librarians in the United States. (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 3204676.

College Readiness -- or not:
ACT, Inc. (2009). The condition of college readiness 2009.Iowa City, IA: ACT.
College Knowledge:
ACT, Inc. (2013). ACT National Curriculum Survey.
The survey shows a disconnect on the crucial question of college readiness. Eighty-nine percent of high school teachers surveyed said students who finished their classes were well or very well prepared for college work in those subjects. But 26 percent of college instructors say incoming students are well or very well prepared for first-year courses, the survey found. The results echoed previous findings in 2009, even though there has been intensive focus on college readiness in recent years.

Information Literacy Checklist:
Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education: Bangkok. sustaining-literate-environments/
UNESCO (2011). Creating and sustaining literate environments. Bangkok: UNESCO.
Los Angeles area University Librarians' letter of support for school librarians, and need for information literacy readiness for college: