UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION
AND TECHNOLOGY LITERACY AND
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES.
Todd Hampton MLS
Information Literacy Libr...
What is
Information
Literacy?
As defined by the Association
of College and Research
Libraries, an information
literate ind...
Why is IL important?
 Data Smog-We live in the Information Age.There are more
sources of information available than ever....
Who needs information literacy?
 Students -in order to achieve academically.
 Teachers Lecturers- who want to carry out ...
What is Technology literacy?
 Technology literacy is often used synonymously
with Computer literacy
 Technology literacy...
Evidence-Based Practice in
Nursing(EBP)
The process of asking, acquiring, appraising, and applying the
best evidence from ...
Putting it all together
Information Literacy
 Recognize need for
info
 Locate it
 Evaluate it
 Use it effectively
Evid...
Summary
• Information Literacy is the
ability to effectively
recognize, locate evaluate
and use information.
• Information...
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  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY LITERACY AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES. Todd Hampton MLS Information Literacy Librarian GatewayCommunity College Library Sept. 5, 2013
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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