Information Literacy Defined

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Information Literacy Defined

  1. 1. Embedding InformationLiteracy in the ClassroomInstructional Delivery Committee. CMSJ. 11.10.11
  2. 2. Information Literacy Defined“The ability to locate, retrieve, evaluate, and userelevant resources to address an information need”An information literate individual is able to: Determine the extent of information needed Access the needed information effectively and efficiently Evaluate information and its sources critically Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information,(Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education 2000, ALA, ACRL, endorsed bythe American Association for Higher Education, the Council of Independent Colleges)
  3. 3. Information Literacy Defined Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. “Information literacy” and “foundations and skills for lifelong learning” are among the Essential Learning Outcomes developed by AACU (American Association of Colleges and Universities) Information literacy is not the same as computer literacy (which requires a technological know-how to manipulate computer hardware and software)
  4. 4. Our Students:
  5. 5. Embedding Information Literacyin the Classroom “Teaching a one-credit information literacy course. Why Have I Decided to Teach It?” - Cindy Stewart http://slidesha.re/uHiHAF “Information Literacy Program for the Nursing Department” - Nancy Hinzman and Susan Falgner “Embedding Librarian Initiatives in Traditional and Online Learning Environments” - Robert Bodle and Janna Hoglund
  6. 6. Embedding Information Literacy in the Classroom Follow Instructional Delivery Committee on: http://twitter.com/msjidc http://msjidc.wordpress.com HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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