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Information Literacy for Middle Years

Librarians can play an important role in helping patrons of all ages to develop information literacy skills. With the current controversies around "fake news" and "alternative facts", these skills are more important than ever. Because information literacy is ever changing, librarians have worked to develop a simple-to-teach set of information and media literacy materials. The resources available include a poster and graphic, a full PowerPoint presentation that teachers and librarians can use, as well as related lesson planning suggestions. All materials are CC0, meaning they can be amended freely without restriction to meet your own requirements. As well, librarians are available to deliver the materials in-class to Middle Years students, or to teach professional development classes to teachers. For more information, contact Brianne Selman (

See below for a PDF of lesson plans relating to information literacy.

A PowerPoint presentation is also available for download here.

If you are interested in sharing resources with the group, or would like access to the editable files, you are welcome to join: Middle Years Info Lit (Librarians Against Alternative Facts).