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Information Literacy Micro-Credential/Badge

Information about the UMS Informaiton Literacy Badge and how to earn it

Level 3 badge logoSkills Covered In Level 3

  • defining different types of authority
  • understanding the information need and its creation process
  • giving credit to original ideas
  • formulating questions for research
  • synthesizing gathered information
  • critically evaluating information
  • identifying appropriate sources and research tools for their information needs

To Earn The Level 3 Badge

You will need to: 

  • Have earned Level 1 and Level 2 Information Literacy badges
  • Apply your Level 2 training and skill development to an academic research project
  • Demonstrate competency in information research, source evaluation, citation, synthesis of information in a final product


You will need to submit:

  • A final information product (e.g. research paper, presentation, poster, etc.) where your skills and competencies are assessed using the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) rubric
  • A reflection on your learning, application, skills, and competency development with respect to the research process

Evidence will be verified and approved by authorized UMS library staff.

Accessibility Statement
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