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Are you spending a lot of time helping your students do information research? Do they know the differences between scholarly and popular materials? Are they...
These are symptoms of "information illiteracy." What is "information literacy"? Basically, it is the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically (adapted from American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report, 1989; University of California. Academic Council. University Committee on Library. 2003. “Resolution on Information Literacy"). See also: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Executive Order on ICT (Information and Communications Technologies Literacy S-06-09 (May 28, 2009) and President Barak Obama's Presidential Proclamation: National Information Literacy Month, October 2009.
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students improve their information literacy skills. Click the tabs above for sample information literacy exercises slide shows and teaching tips.
NOTE: See "Exercises & Handouts" in this site for an outline of the Graduate Teaching Assistant workshop on teaching information researching and critical thinking skills to undergraduates, as well as a copy of the PowerPoint slide show. The slide show is also available on slideshare.net: http://www.slideshare.net/estherg/ta-info-lit-workshop-7-22-09. Check the Notes view in the slide show for full content.
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