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Information Literacy slideshow Information Literacy slideshow Presentation Transcript

  • What is Information Literacy?
    And why does it matter?
  • Information Literacy is…
    "A set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
    --ACRL
  • Recognize Information Need
    What exactly do you need to know?
    Why do you need to know it?
    The answers to these questions will guide your search!
  • Locating Information
    Determine the best search tools
    Develop good search strategies
    Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
  • Evaluating Information
    Is the source reliable?
    Is the information accurate and up-to-date?
    Always ask questions of any source!
  • Using Information
    Use information to support thesis and conclusions
    Present clearly and effectively
    Cite properly
  • The Information Literate Person
    Information literate people find and use information competently and ethically.
    Information literacy is a valuable lifelong skill!
  • IL at Springfield College
    IL is a general education competency.
    Skills embedded across curriculum.
    Babson Library provides instruction and support for all information literacy efforts on campus.
  • Babson Library can help!
    Information Desk: Call us at (413) 748-3315 or toll-free at 1-800-730-5279.
    Email/call either your department’s library liaison or Susan Bigelow for more information!
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