AASL v The Real World The American Association of School Librariesbelieves that there are multiple literacies by whichwe should utilise as the be all and end all of InfoLit. Dr Mike Eisenberg believes that informationliteracy is the governing umbrella for multipleliteracies 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 Rithmetic Ritting Research
Education for Life Dr Eisenberg’s view is that Info Lit should be included inthe education curriculum as it is a tool that is utilised inall subject areas My view is that Info Lit is a tool for life therefore itshould 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 doesnot involve Info Lit?”
Key problems Quantity:to much blah blah blah and blah about everythinganything and nothing creates information overload, Quality:there is an abundance of cold information that belongsin the trash as well as hot information only worthy forthe elite, but we need to find information that is justright Opportunity:Info Lit provides everybody with knowledge and skills,therefore everybody deserves the chance to haveaccess to enable personal growth and development
ALA Defines Information Literacy“To be information literate, a person must beable to recognize when information is neededand have the ability to locate, evaluate, and useeffectively 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.html04/08/2009
Info Lit.Possible ProcessesDr E’s explanation:a) “Determine the nature andextent requiredb) Access effectively andefficientlyc) Critically evaluate informationand sourced) Incorporate selectedinformation into desired outcomee) Presentation and organisationof informationf) Understand economic, legaland social issuesg) Understand the legal andethical usage”Primary school age:I. Begin = PlanII. Middle = DoIII. End = ReviewEisenberg, 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 efficiencyEisenberg, M. (2009), Information Literacy [videorecording], slide 36/59, viewed 27.09.12.
FinRoyalty-Free Clipart (n.p.) Opened umbrella, vector.[image online] Available at: http://rfclipart.com/opened-umbrella-696-vector-clipart.html [Accessed: 18.10.12].