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  • 1. Chapter 1Introduction to Information Literacy
  • 2. Chapter Topics • Information Literacy in the 21st Century • Components of Information Literacy in the 21st Century • Why Is Information Literacy Important? • Steps in Effective ResearchCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1|2
  • 3. The Big Picture This chapter lays the foundation for understanding the many aspects of information literacy. It provides a context for applying the information presented in subsequent chapters.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1|3
  • 4. Learning Objectives • Define information literacy. • List the specific skills required for an individual to be an information-literate student or professional in the 21st century. • Explain the importance of knowing how to locate, access, retrieve, evaluate, use, and effectively communicate information in school and in the workplace.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1|4
  • 5. Learning Objectives (cont’d) • Explain the challenges facing an individual who does not possess information skills in school and in the workplace.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1|5
  • 6. Case In Point Questions • How well do you think you could determine the kind and extent of information you might be asked to find so you are able to accomplish a professional task? • How efficient would you be at finding the information in a library or on the Internet? • How would you know that the information that you find is credible?Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1|6
  • 7. Case in Point Questions (cont’d) • How skilled are you at pulling significant points from a large body of information and organizing them into a one- to two- page summary for review by professionals in your field? • How effectively could you make a presentation that would both engage and teach your colleagues?Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1|7
  • 8. Information Literacy in the 21st Century: An Overview Information literacy for the 21st century is defined as “the adoption of appropriate information behavior to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society.” -S. Webber (2010)Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1|8
  • 9. Information Literacy in the 21st Century: An Overview • Define: Define the need, problem, or question. • Find: Locate, access, and retrieve the information from a variety of print, electronic, and human information sources. • Evaluate: Evaluate the credibility, currency, reliability, validity, and appropriateness of the information retrieved.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1|9
  • 10. Information Literacy in the 21st Century: An Overview • Organize: Organize the information so that it can be used to meet the information need, solve the problem, or answer the question. • Communicate: Communicate the information legally and ethically using a variety of channels and to a range of audiences.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 10
  • 11. Critical ThinkingCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 11
  • 12. Creative Thinking The process of • Actively exploring possibilities • Generating alternatives • Keeping an open mind toward change • Combining ideas to create something new • Viewing old concepts in new waysCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 12
  • 13. Problem SolvingCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 13
  • 14. Higher Order Thinking (Bloom’s Taxonomy)Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 14
  • 15. Effective CommunicationCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 15
  • 16. Organization • Understanding and using file management systems • Using time management techniques • Breaking complex tasks into manageable objectives • Using graphic organizersCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 16
  • 17. Computer Literacy • Hardware • Software • Internet • Multimedia • File Management • SecurityCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 17
  • 18. Library Literacy • Books and periodicals • Databases and directories • Catalogs and indexes • Media resources • Reference materialsCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 18
  • 19. Media Literacy • Audio resources • Visual resources • Graphic resources • Web-based resources • Interactive resources • Other formatsCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 19
  • 20. Technology Literacy • Ability to use basic computer software programs – Word-processing – Spreadsheets – Presentation Tools – Databases • Ability to use the Internet • Ability to use supporting tools – Search engines – File management systems – Etc.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 20
  • 21. Why is information literacy important? So what if you lack these skills?Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 21
  • 22. Steps in Effective ResearchCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 22
  • 23. Chapter Summary • Information Literacy in the 21st Century • Components of Information Literacy in the 21st Century • Why is Information Literacy Important? • Steps in Effective ResearchCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 1 | 23

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