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Information literacy in higher education 1


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Information literacy in higher education 1

  1. 1. Information Literacy in Higher Education Personality Passion Presence Preparation 1 Information Literacy. ( July 14, 2014)
  2. 2. Information Literacy in Higher Education 2 Image Source:
  3. 3. What is Information Literacy? “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’.” 3 American Library Association. (2000, p. 2) Information Literacy. ( July 14, 2014)
  4. 4. What is Information Literacy? “The ability to: 1. Determine the nature and extent of the information needed 2. Access needed information effectively and efficiently 3. Evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base 4. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose 5. Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and access and use information ethically and legally” 4 Information Literacy. ( July 14, 2014)
  5. 5. 5 Information Literacy Information Literacy. ( July 14, 2014)
  6. 6. Why do we need Information Literacy? • “Information competent people have learned how to learn. – They know how information is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them… • Information literacy is a critical skill for student success. – Research indicates that students who are information competent will have greater success in completing their degrees. – It will help to ensure that students will be able to function successfully in our Information Age.” 6 Information Literacy. ( July 14, 2014)
  7. 7. Components of Information Literacy 7 Image Source: These should be incorporated into every class!
  8. 8. Components of Information Literacy 8 Image Source: Acquiring information is key!
  9. 9. Finding Resources 9
  10. 10. Finding Resources 10
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  12. 12. References American Library Association. (2000). Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Retrieved from standards/standards.pdf Information Literacy. (July 14, 2014). Retrieve from 12