Information Literacy

Up 4-Step Process

Information Literacy? What’s That?

“The ability to find and use information, the keystone of lifelong learning.”             Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning (ALA, 1998)
Information Power lists three standards in each of the following areas: --Information Literacy
--Independent Learning
--Social Responsibility
The student who is information literate:

--Accesses information efficiently and effectively.
--Evaluates information critically and competently.
--Uses information accurately and creatively.

The student who is an independent learner is information literate and:

--Pursues information related to personal interests.
--Appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
--Strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.

The student who contributes positively to the learning community & to society is information literate and:

--Recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.
--Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
--Participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.