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a quick overview of the ACRL information literacy standards along with some helpful hints to get students started with research

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  • Information Literacy A Five Minute Introduction   Ben Bryson  Reference & Instruction Librarian Altamaha Technical College This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License .
  • Information Literacy
      • " To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
    •  
    • (ALA,  Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report )
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougbelshaw/4194288017/
  • Information Literacy Competency Standards in Plain English
    • (adapted from ALA, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education  
    • [ http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm ])
    (http://www.flickr.com/photos/annarbor/4350629792/ ) View slide
    • You can:
    • Identify what kind of information you need and how much
    •  
    • ("Standard One" in ALA, Information Competency Standards for Higher Education )
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathbrandon/3187207970/ View slide
    • You can:
    • Quickly find the information you’re looking for
    •  
    • ("Standard Two" in ALA, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education )
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathbrandon/3187207970/
    • You can:
    • Judge the quality of the information you find
    •  
    • ("Standard Three" in ALA, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education )
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathbrandon/3187207970/
    • You can:
    • Use it to increase your knowledge
    •  
    • ("Standard Three" in ALA, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education )
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathbrandon/3187207970/
    • You can:
    • Communicate what you have learned to others
    •  
    • ("Standard Four" in ALA, Information Literacy Competency Standards in Higher Education )
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathbrandon/3187207970/
    • You can:
    • Give credit where credit is due
    •  
    • ("Standard Six" in ALA, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education )
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathbrandon/3187207970/
  • Essential Questions http:// www.flickr.com/photos/o5com/4951006091/
  • How do I know what kind of information I will need? http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/4556156477/
  • What is the best way for me to find this information? http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/4556156477/
  • How can I judge the quality of the information I find? http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/4556156477/
  • How can I best use and communicate the information I find? http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/4556156477 /
  • What can I do to credit my sources properly? http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/4556156477 /
  • Make It Happen with a Research Strategy (adapted from The Seven Steps of the Research Process [http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill1.htm] with permission from Olin Library Reference Research & Learning Services Cornell University Library Ithaca, NY, USA) http://www.flickr.com/photos/annarbor/4350629792/
  • Strategy for Success #1
    • Identify and Develop Your Topic  
    •  
    • - State your topic as a question
    • - Identify the main concepts or keywords in your
    • question
    •   (Step 1 in "The Seven Steps of the Research Process")
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkexpress/2189398600/in/photostream/
  • Strategy for Success #2
    • Find Background Information
    •  
    • - Use keywords to search encyclopedias or
    • subject dictionaries
    • (Step 2 in "The Seven Steps of the Research Process")  
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkexpress/2189398600/in/photostream/
  • Strategies for Success #3
    • Look for information in a variety of places.
    •  
    • - Search the library catalog for books.
    • - Search online databases for journal articles.
    • - Search the internet for appropriate web pages.
    • (Steps 3, 4, and 5 in "The Seven Steps of the Research Process")
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkexpress/2189398600/in/photostream/
  • Strategy for Success #4
    • Evaluate the information you found.
    •  
    • - Is it relevant to your topic?
    • - Check the authority of the source.
    • - Find supporting information.  
    • (Step 6 in "The Seven Steps of the Research Process")
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkexpress/2189398600/in/photostream/
  • Strategy for Success #5
    • Cite what you find and use in a standard format.
    •  
    • - MLA for English and other Humanities courses
    • - APA for Psychology and other Social Science
    • courses
    • (Step 7 in "The Seven Steps of the Research Process")
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawkexpress/2189398600/in/photostream/
  • Works Cited     American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report . Rep. Chicago: American Library Association, 1989. ALA | Home - American Library Association . Web. 12 Oct. 2010.    American Library Association. Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Working paper. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. ALA | Home - American Library Association . Web. 12 Oct. 2010.    Olin Library Reference. "The Seven Steps of the Research Process." The Seven Steps of the Research Process | Olin & Uris Libraries . Cornell University Library, 22 Dec. 2009. Web. 12 Oct. 2010. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougbelshaw/4194288017/