International Students: Information Literacy or Academic Literacy? 
Western universities continue to attract large numbers of international 
students, but we have not always understood their information literacy 
needs, which go much deeper than lack of facility with English and 
into the realm of educational philosophy.  In order to enable 
international students to experience the education our universities 
are promising them, we need to develop integrated training programs 
that move beyond the basics of information literacy to what might be 
called “academic literacy.”  Librarians are in a unique position to 
initiate the development of such programs.