O B J E C T I V E S
The student should:
Information Literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information, and to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
Definitions Of Information Literacy
“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” (ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education 2015)
“the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent life-long learners” – Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Criteria for Accreditation, Section 5.1.2 [Library and Other Information Resources] Services . 10th ed. Dec. 1996.
“To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report, 1989
“Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner” (CILIP, 2005).
Jeremy J. Shapiro and Shelley K. Hughes in Educom Review: entitled “Information Literacy as a Liberal Art” Volume 31, Number 2 Release Date: March/April 1996 also define 7 aspects:
In its narrowest sense information literacy includes the practical skills involved in effective use of information technology and information resources, either print or electronic.
Information literacy is a new liberal art which extends beyond technical skills and is conceived as the critical reflection on the nature of information itself, its technical infrastructure and its social, cultural and even philosophical context and impact.
The information literacy curriculum includes:
Information Literacy is not:
All of those things are important, but it doesn’t help you understand how to find information you need and evaluate it for quality.
Why is information literacy important?
Being information literate helps students maintain a lifelong learning attitude that keeps them abreast of an ever-changing information environment.
FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING STEPS: