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Hillskemper Information Fluency

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A brief summary of information fluency and literacy for higher education that I created for a job interview in 2009.

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Hillskemper Information Fluency

  1. 1. INFORMATION FLUENCY Julie Hillskemper Academic librarian job candidate presentation, August 2009
  2. 2. What is INFORMATION FLUENCY? Julie Hillskemper
  3. 3. Julie Hillskemper An important aspect of higher education is learning the ability to locate information beyond the popular surface web. Deep Web databases such as ScienceDirect, InfoMine, and JStor offer thousands of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles and other documents. Defining Information Literacy, part 1
  4. 4. Defining Information Literacy, part 2 <ul><li>Evaluate information determine a source’s </li></ul><ul><li>Legitimacy </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul>Julie Hillskemper
  5. 5. Defining Information Literacy, part 3 Effectively use information Translate the information into intellectual product for academic and professional purposes. Julie Hillskemper
  6. 6. Information Technology Competence <ul><li>Understand the underlying concepts of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Apply problem-solving and critical thinking to technology use </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated, increasingly skilled use of technology </li></ul>Julie Hillskemper
  7. 7. Why is information fluency important to students and faculty? Julie Hillskemper
  8. 8. Importance to Students <ul><li>Information fluency offers opportunities for: </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills </li></ul>Julie Hillskemper
  9. 9. Importance to Faculty <ul><li>“ The principles of information fluency can be used to help faculty clarify teaching objectives, assignment design, and goals in classroom learning. “ </li></ul>Julie Hillskemper
  10. 10. Key Ways to Mature an Information Fluency Program <ul><li>Information fluency librarians should keep current on emerging information and instructional technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: RSS Feeds and Blogs, Journals </li></ul><ul><li>and organizational websites like Educause and The New Media Consortium </li></ul>Julie Hillskemper
  11. 11. Key Ways to Mature an Information Fluency Program <ul><li>Information Fluency librarians should also be members of professional organizations like </li></ul><ul><li>American Library Association (ALA) and applicable divisions/chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Special Libraries Association </li></ul>Julie Hillskemper
  12. 12. Key Ways to Mature an Information Fluency Program <ul><li>Information Fluency librarians should share the information with faculty on a regular basis. Many libraries have their own RSS feeds or provide links to RSS feeds via their websites. A library staff wiki on the intranet can provide faculty with information and updates in an organized format. </li></ul>Julie Hillskemper
  13. 13. Key Ways to Mature an Information Fluency Program Julie Hillskemper Examples of Academic Library Maritime Lib Guides <ul><li>Academic libraries use LibGuides for: </li></ul><ul><li>General subject guides </li></ul><ul><li>Course-specific guides </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;How to&quot; guides for library services </li></ul><ul><li>Library instruction and information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Staff collaboration/communication </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key Ways to Mature an Information Fluency Program Julie Hillskemper <ul><ul><li> Provide patrons with online help and tutorial resources for access anytime like screencast tutorials and podcasts . </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Key Ways to Mature an Information Fluency Program Julie Hillskemper <ul><li>open communication with faculty </li></ul><ul><li>monitor and measure effectiveness with assessment </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions? Comments? Julie Hillskemper Thank you for your time

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