AASL v The Real World The American Association of School Libraries believes that there are multiple literacies by which we should utilise as the be all and end all of Info Lit. Dr Mike Eisenberg believes that information literacy is the governing umbrella for multiple literacies in the REAL world. Acknowledgements: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ and http://uweoconnect.extn.washington.edu/pulicmbeinfolit
The 4 R’s of the 21st century Reading Ritting Rithmetic Research
Education for Life Dr Eisenberg’s view is that Info Lit should be included in the education curriculum as it is a tool that is utilised in all subject areas My view is that Info Lit is a tool for life therefore it should definitely be included in an education curriculum, in the home environment and pre-schooling situations I ask you: “What subject provided by an educational facility does not involve Info Lit?”
Key problems Quantity: to much blah blah blah and blah about everything anything and nothing creates information overload, Quality: there is an abundance of cold information that belongs in the trash as well as hot information only worthy for the elite, but we need to find information that is just right Opportunity: Info Lit provides everybody with knowledge and skills, therefore everybody deserves the chance to have access to enable personal growth and development
ALA Defines Information Literacy “To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is neededand have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. (Chicago: American Association Library Association, 1989). http://www.ala.org/acrl/nili/ilit1st.html 04/08/2009
Info Lit. Possible Processes Primary school age: Dr E’s explanation: a) “Determine the nature and extent required b) Access effectively andI. Begin = Plan efficiently c) Critically evaluate information and source d) Incorporate selected information into desired outII. Middle = Do come e) Presentation and organisation of information f) Understand economic, legal and social issuesIII. End = Review g) Understand the legal and ethical usage” Eisenberg, M. (2009), Information Literacy [videorecording], slide 37/59, viewed 27.09.12.
Info Lit.Possible Processescont’dSatin’s Basic Essay tip:
1. Task Definition: Define the issue and identify information needed2. Information Seeking Strategies: Possible resources and select appropriate information3. Location and Access: Locate source and access appropriate information within source4. Use of Information: Engage and extract appropriate information5. Synthesis: Organise and present information6. Evaluation: Judge effectiveness and judge efficiency Eisenberg, M. (2009), Information Literacy [videorecording], slide 36/59, viewed 27.09.12.