Information Literacy

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Information Literacy

  1. 1. Madeline M. Suva Associate Professor Department of Development Journalism College of Development Communication INFORMATION a challenge to librarians LITERACY:
  2. 2. WORKERS INFO
  3. 3. WE LIVE IN THE INFORMATION AGE.
  4. 4. INFORMATION AGE <ul><li>Began in 1970 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Greater quantities available to individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Widespread access to information </li></ul></ul>INFORMATION AGE
  6. 6. <ul><li>AN </li></ul>WE LIVE IN INFORMATION SOCIETY
  7. 7. INFORMATION SOCIETY <ul><li>A society where.. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Information work predominates, and information is the most valuable resource&quot;. </li></ul>- Dennis McQuail
  8. 8. INFORMATION RICH vs. <ul><ul><li>We all have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ to know.” </li></ul></ul>INFORMATION POOR
  9. 9. POOR? INFO
  10. 10. INFO RICH?
  11. 11. <ul><li>live in cities, and other urban places </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>live in rural areas, remote areas, areas with no access to any kind of technology. LOCATION Info Poor Info Rich In terms of
  12. 12. EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT In terms of EDUCATED   NON-EDUCATED Info Poor Info Rich
  13. 13. FINANCIAL STATUS In terms of High Income Unemployed Info Poor Info Rich
  14. 14. INFORMATION LITERACY
  15. 15. INFORMATION LITERACY <ul><li>A transformational process in which the learner needs to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use information in various forms </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. AIM IS TO DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING HOW?
  17. 17. <ul><li>Recognize a need for information </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the types and sources of information required to address a problem </li></ul>CRITICAL THINKING DEVELOPING
  18. 18. <ul><li>Find and retrieve information using different media </li></ul><ul><li>Use the information effectively and appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Critically evaluate the information and its sources </li></ul>CRITICAL THINKING DEVELOPING
  19. 19. <ul><li>Understand the discipline specific nature of information </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise information literacy as a prerequisite for lifelong learning </li></ul>DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>WHY IS </li></ul></ul>INFO LITERACY IMPORTANT?
  21. 21. Why is information literacy important? <ul><li>strong analytical, critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>problem-solving skills  </li></ul><ul><li>capable and valuable employee, with much to contribute. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Provides skills to know: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>when we need information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where to locate it effectively and efficiently. </li></ul></ul></ul>Why is information literacy important?
  23. 23. <ul><li>In our information rich world, </li></ul><ul><li>there is a growing need for researchers to become critical users . </li></ul>Why is information literacy important?
  24. 24. The information literacy curriculum includes <ul><li>Tool literacy - The ability to use print and electronic resources including software and online resources. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Resource literacy - The ability to understand the form, format, location and methods for accessing information resources. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>The information literacy curriculum includes
  26. 26. <ul><li>Social-structural literacy - Knowledge of how information is socially situated and produced. It includes understanding the scholarly publishing process. </li></ul>The information literacy curriculum includes
  27. 27. <ul><li>Research literacy - The ability to understand and use information technology tools to carry out research, including the use of discipline-related software and online resources. </li></ul>The information literacy curriculum includes
  28. 28. <ul><li>Publishing literacy - The ability to produce a text or multimedia report of research results. </li></ul>The information literacy curriculum includes
  29. 29. FROM SOME COUNTRIES EXAMPLES
  30. 30. United States
  31. 31. <ul><ul><li>Created an Internet Literacy Portal to access a comprehensive database of worldwide IL initiatives of all kinds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established the Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) programme </li></ul></ul>UNESCO From <ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. HOW CAN YOU USE it?
  33. 33. <ul><li>“ As librarians, we must ensure that all people have the skills—as well as the resources—to realize life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” </li></ul>--Nancy Kranich, president, 2000-2001, American Library Association
  34. 34. Challenge to Librarians <ul><li>partners in information literacy education </li></ul><ul><li>experienced searchers </li></ul><ul><li>information architects </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge engineers </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>decision-support specialists </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge manager </li></ul><ul><li>provide the infrastructure that enables information </li></ul>Challenge to Librarians
  36. 36. Challenge to Librarians <ul><li>organize and manage knowledge needed by information seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Find more ways on how to make information useful through the technologies available at present. </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul></ul>INTERFACE BETWEEN LIBRARIANS TEACHERS
  38. 38. <ul><li>There is no one better able to bring about change than a teacher-librarian working in partnership with school administration, classroom teachers and students. </li></ul>INTERFACE
  39. 39. sources <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>_________._______. Information Society. http://cbdd.wsu.edu/kewlcontent/cdoutput/TR501/page8.htm . [May 20, 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Association of College and Research Libraries.______. What is Information Literacy. http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlinfolit/infolitoverview/introtoinfolit/introinfolit.cfm#what . [May 20, 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Associationof College and Research Libraries. ________. What is Information Literacy. http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlinfolit/infolitoverview/infolitforfac/infolitfaculty.cfm . [May 20,2008] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>D. Abilock. 2008. What is Information Literacy. http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/1over/infolit1.html . [May 20, 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>Deakin University. _________. What is Information Literacy . http://www.deakin.edu.au/library/findout/information_literacy.php . [May 20, 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>Durrance, J. C. _______. Creating Information Communities: Strategies for Success. http://www.si.umich.edu/helpseek/Publications/LAMApub.htm . [May 20, 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Horton, F. W. _______. Understanding Information Literacy: A Primer. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001570/157020e.pdf . [May 19, 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>University of Idaho. ______. Why is Information Literacy important. http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/info_literacy/ . [May 20, 2008] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Williams, Helene and Zald, Anne (1997)  “Redefining roles: librarians as partners in information literacy education&quot;    Information Research , 3(1) Available at: http://informationr.net/ir/3-1/paper24.html </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>sources
  41. 41. maren avrille pascual ma. roxanne fatima s. rolle Acknowledgements
  42. 42. T A H K Y O N U !

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