Network of Illinois
Learning Resources in
Community Colleges

Information Literacy Toolkit

students in classroom

Note: The Information Literacy Toolkit will be available here on the NILRC website until May 2016. The toolkit will be removed from the site at that time. NILRC plans to develop other resources to replace the toolkit.


The Toolkit for Success is designed to help teachers/faculty and librarians work together to address the information literacy needs of their at-risk high school and community college students.

Teachers, faculty and librarians may use any portion of the toolkit at no charge. In order to make the most effective use of the resources, it is important that the components be integrated into the course curriculum.

While the toolkit targets at-risk students in their first year of community college, we have found that most high school and college students can benefit from assessment and instruction that focuses on basic information literacy skills.


About the project

The project summary provides an analysis of "At-Risk Students and Information Literacy: Assessing and Teaching the Skills Needed for College Success" [pdf] and reflects the findings of the project.



Project funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and sponsored by the Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges.