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  • 1. UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY LITERACY AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES. Todd Hampton MLS Information Literacy Librarian GatewayCommunity College Library Sept. 5, 2013
  • 2. What is Information Literacy? As defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries, an information literate individual is able to: • Recognize the extent of information needed • Locate the needed information effectively and efficiently • Evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally
  • 3. Why is IL important?  Data Smog-We live in the Information Age.There are more sources of information available than ever. (books, journals, newspapers, internet, subscription databases, social media, etc.)  Because of all of the resources available to users finding the right information is harder not easier.  Employers want employees that have developed critical thinking and reasoning skills  Information Literacy is a life long skill.
  • 4. Who needs information literacy?  Students -in order to achieve academically.  Teachers Lecturers- who want to carry out their jobs more efficiently and successfully.  Everyone- To enable informed decision making.  Purchasing any item  Making an investment  Voting in an election
  • 5. What is Technology literacy?  Technology literacy is often used synonymously with Computer literacy  Technology literacy is the ability to gather, organize analyze and report information using technology.
  • 6. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing(EBP) The process of asking, acquiring, appraising, and applying the best evidence from nursing and medical literature to improve the quality of clinical practice. • Ask: Formulate an answerable question from an information need • Acquire: Identify articles and other evidence-based resources that answer the question • Appraise: Search results for validity and usefulness • Apply: Findings to your clinical practice and evaluate your professional performance
  • 7. Putting it all together Information Literacy  Recognize need for info  Locate it  Evaluate it  Use it effectively Evidence-Based Practice  Ask  Acquire  Appraise  Apply
  • 8. Summary • Information Literacy is the ability to effectively recognize, locate evaluate and use information. • Information Literacy is a necessary skill for the information age. • Technology literacy often called computer literacy is the ability to gather, organize analyze and report information using technology. • Evidence Base Practice uses many of the same related principles of information literacy to improve the quality of clinical practice.