Whereas information competency is the ability to: a) recognize the need for information, b) acquire and evaluate information, c) organize and maintain information, and d) interpret and communicate information, and
Whereas information literacy is a curricular development responsibility of library faculty, and
Whereas library faculty see information competency as an important component of learning, and
Whereas a Board of Governor's member plans to propose at the November 1996 Board of Governors meeting that the 10% Fund For Instructional Improvement set aside be used for the development of information competency component;
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors to acknowledge that any development of information competency components and/or programs be the primary responsibility of the Academic Senate.
The President and other representatives continue to inform others that information competency is an academic and professional matter.