What is Information Literacy

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What is Information Literacy

  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 to Promote Information Literacy in Public Libraries<br />A Literature Review, Examples of Public Libraries Successes, and Suggestions for the Future<br />
  2. 2. What is Information Literacy? <br />The ALA states that “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.”<br />
  3. 3. Finding Information<br />In other words, we must know how to find information in it’s physical form and – increasingly – online. Public libraries are an obvious educator when it comes to teaching us how to find information.<br />
  4. 4. Evaluating Information<br />A Google search provides a variety of results: scholarly literature from Google Scholar, commercial websites, grey literature, individual social media sites, etc. Libraries can play a critical role in helping patrons to determine what’s legit and what isn’t. <br />
  5. 5. Using Information<br />How does one use, credit, and cite each of the various forms of information in existence? Libraries can help us to figure this out. My paper will highlight how libraries are already doing this, via social media.<br />
  6. 6. Potential Sources<br />Fernandez-Villavicencio, Nieves Gonzalez. “Helping Students Become Literate in A Digital, Networking-Based Society: A Literature Review and Discussion.” The International Information and Library Review42 (2010): 124-136. <br />
  7. 7. Potential Sources<br />Bridgland, Angela, and Whitehead, Martha. “Information Literacy in the “E” Environment: An Approach for Sustainability.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 31. 1 (2004): 54-59. <br />
  8. 8. Potential Sources<br />Click, Amanda and Petit, Joan. “Social Networking and Web 2.0 in Information Literacy.” The International Information and Library Review 42 (2010): 137-142.<br />
  9. 9. Potential Sources<br />Luo, Lili. “Web 2.0 Integration in Information Literacy Instruction: An Overview.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.1 (2009): 32-40. <br />
  10. 10. That’s all, folks!<br />Well, that’s it. If you have any sources (scholarly, blogs, websites, popular press) that you think I should use, send ‘em my way! Post them in the comments to this blog or tweet them to @maggiehodgekwan.<br />Thanks for viewing!<br />

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