Information Literacy

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Information Literacy by Mind Map: Information Literacy

1. Standard One: Know The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.

1.1. The student must be able to identify these questions: What is it you want to know? What kind of information do you need? How much information do you need?

2. Standard Two: Access The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

2.1. The student must be able to answer these questions: What is the best way to gather this information? Am I using the best terms for this search? Which search system or other resource will get me this information?

3. Standard Three: Evaluate The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.

3.1. The student must be able to answer these questions: Is this a credible source of information? Is there another interpretation or point of view? How does this new information change what I know?

4. Standard Four: Use The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

4.1. The student must be able to answer these questions: What is the best method for presenting this information? Will this image convey the message I want? Are these quotes supportive of my ideas?

5. Standard Five: Ethical/Legal The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

5.1. The student must be able to answer these questions: Can I make a copy of this material? What are the issues surrounding censorship? Are there university policies about information gathering, use or reproduction and dissemination?