INFORMATION LITERACY Image credit: jeltovski at morguefile.com
“ Information literacy is the key to solving problems, acting ethically, planning for the future and preparing for change.” Canadian Library Association
Ex: Summarize the contributions of 2-3 major 18 th century French painters in a 5 page essay . “ I know a little about Matisse, but that's it!” 1.1 Define the information problem 1.2 Identify information needed “ I need to find out about 2 other major French painters and summarize what they did.” According to www.big6.com
2.1 Determine all possible sources 2.2 Select the best sources 3.1 Locate sources and find information Google? Database? Books?
4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch) 4.2 Extract relevant information 5.1 Organize from multiple sources 5.2 Present the information
6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness) 6.2 Judge the process (efficiency )
Who is responsible for the website; are they qualified?
How current is the information?
Are there facts, figures and multiple points of view?
Can statements be verified? Are they true?
Professionalism and accessibility
Site evaluation sheets: 1. Decide which site is reputable and which is not (one is a hoax site). 2. Give 2 examples for each of why or why not that include authority, accuracy, objectivity, appearance or currency . Example: Site A is not a good resource because.... 2-3 minutes.