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This Lecture address the issue of Information Literacy (IL). It also encompasses all the relevant issues pertaining to becoming an Information Literate person. Starting from important IL ...

This Lecture address the issue of Information Literacy (IL). It also encompasses all the relevant issues pertaining to becoming an Information Literate person. Starting from important IL Declarations, we continue to explore the Information paradigm, the Internet and relevant techniques together with Web 2.0 Tools.



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  • 1. IL DeclarationsIL DeclarationsDip.LIS; BA(Lib.&Inf.Sci.) (NSW)
  • 2. IL DeclarationsTo be Information Literate…• must be able to recognize when information is needed;• have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information;• schools and colleges appreciate and integrate the concept of IL into their learning programs and that they play a leadership role in equipping individuals and institutions
  • 3. IL Declarations• Ultimately, IL people are those who have learnt how to learn because they know how… - knowledge is organized; - to find information; - To use information… …in such a way that others may learn from them!
  • 4. IL Declarations• Prepared for lifelong learning……they can always find the information they need for any task or decision at hand…
  • 5. IL Declarations• Prepared for lifelong learning……they can always find the information they need for any task or decision at hand…
  • 6. IL Declarations• Empowerment• …an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge;• …building inclusive knowledge societies.
  • 7. IL Declarations
  • 8. IL Declarations• Information competencies are a key factor in lifelong learning;• First step in achieving educational goals;• Such competencies should take place throughout citizen’s lives, especially during their educational years;• …where librarians, as a part of the learning community and as experts in information management, have or should assume the key role of facilitating information literacy.
  • 9. IL Declarations• …with faculty integrated programs, librarians should actively contribute to the student’s learning processes;• To enhance or develop the skills, knowledge and values needed to become lifelong learners.
  • 10. IL Declarations• IL…at the core of lifelong learning;• It empowers people in all walks of life to: - Seek - Evaluate - Use and create information effectively;• It is a basic human right in a digital world;• Promotes social inclusion of all nations.
  • 11. IL: What/Who is at stake?
  • 12. IL: Inter-related Concepts
  • 13. From Data to Wisdom Bruce, 2003
  • 14. Seven Faces of IL Bruce, 2003
  • 15. IL: Inter-related Concepts The more information literate anindividual becomes, and the longer the individual sustains good information literacy learning and practices those habits, the greater the self-enlightenment that will occur, especially if practiced over an entire lifetime. Information literacy is a set of skills Lifelong learning is a good habit Lau, 2007
  • 16. Importance of IL• Find appropriate information for personal and professional problems;• Handle the uncertain quality and expanding quantity of information;• Plays a key role in understanding what constitutes plagiarism;
  • 17. cont…Importance of IL• Is a pre-requisite for participative citizenship, social inclusion, personal, vocational, corporat e and organizational empowerment and LLL;• Assume greater control over their own learning;• Applicable to all disciplines, learning environments and Levels of education;
  • 18. cont…Importance of IL• Has a positive impact on student’s performance and success;• Enables individuals to deal rapidly with the changing environment.
  • 19. The Information ParadigmTerm Date Who 1958 1960 1960 1962 1962 1970 1974 1982 1986 mid-80s 2002
  • 20. The Information ParadigmTerm Date Who Michael Polanyi AT&T Peter Drucker Peter Drucker Fritz Machlup Alvin Toffler Paul Zurkowski Michael Earl Karl Wiig Peter Keen O’Reilly & MediaLive Int.
  • 21. The Information Paradigm Term Date Who Tacit Knowledge Information Age Knowledge Worker Knowledge Society Knowledge Economy Information Overload Information Literacy Information SocietyKnowledge Management Hyrib Web 2.0
  • 22. IL & LLL: A Continuum
  • 23. cont…IL & LLL: A Continuum
  • 24. IL & LLL: Pasadas (2007) “Communication Skills Map”
  • 25. IL & LLL: Pasadas (2007) “Communication Skills Map”
  • 26. IL & LLL: Pasadas (2007) “Communication Skills Map”
  • 27. IL & LLL: Pasadas (2007) “Communication Skills Map”
  • 28. Web 2.0 TechnologyWeb 1.0 Web Users Authors/Publishers/ContributorsWeb 2.0 Webcontributors Web
  • 29. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 30. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 31. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 32. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 33. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 34. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 35. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 36. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 37. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 38. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 39. Web 2.0 Technology Old Sys: Bookmarks tied to 1 PC
  • 40. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 41. Web 2.0 Technology delicious: When you like a Site…simply click the delicious button
  • 42. Web 2.0 Technology delicious: Tagging
  • 43. Web 2.0 Technology delicious: As you Tag your bookmarks…you add to the List of Tags available to all
  • 44. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 45. The InternetTools Searching Techniques SE
  • 46. The InternetTools SE http://info.lycos.com www.altavista.com http://gigablast.com
  • 47. The Internet Tools Catalogues & DirectoriesCatalogues: www.worldcat.org www.jurn.orgDirectory: www.doaj.org
  • 48. The InternetTools //infomine.ucr.eduMSE www.ixquick.com www.exalead.com/search
  • 49. The Internet Tools WWW.IPL.ORGINDEXWWW.newspaperindex.com
  • 50. The Internet Tools //informationr.netDatabase www.dlib.org
  • 51. The InternetSearching Techniques “phrase” +word -word “phrase” +word AND is implied between phrases
  • 52. The InternetAnatomy of a URL
  • 53. The InternetAnatomy of a Domain Name
  • 54. ReferencesBruce, C. (2003). “Seven faces of information literacy: Towards inviting students into newexperiences”, viewed online on August 10, 2011, from<http://crm.hct.ac.ae/events/archive/2003/speakers/bruce.pdf>.Lau, J. (2007). “How to Create an Institutional Infolit Program”, Mexico.