California School Library Standards

1. Students Access Information

Students access information by applying their knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources.

1.1 Recognize the need for information

1.2 Formulate appropriate questions

1.3 Identify and locate a variety of resources using multiple search strategies.

1.4 Retrieve information in a timely and safe manner

2. Students Evaluate Information

Students evaluate and analyze information to determine appropriateness in addressing the scope of inquiry.

2.1 Determine relevance of information

2.2 Assess comprehensiveness, currency, credibility, authority, and accuracy of


2.3 Consider the need for additional information

3. Students Use Information

Students organize, synthesize, create and communicate information.

3.1 Demonstrate the ethical, legal, and safe use of information in print, media,

and digital resources

3.2 Draw conclusions and make informed decisions

3.3 Use information and technology collaboratively and creatively to answer a

question, solve a problem, or enrich understanding

4. Students Integrate Information Literacy Skills into All Areas of Learning

Students independently pursue information to become life-long learners.

4.1 Read widely for information, personal interest, and life-long learning

4.2 Seek and share information

4.3 Appreciate and respond to creative expressions of information

California Department of Education 10/16/09