Information Literacy Concepts
Hisle, David; Webb, Kathryn
Overview: Purpose and goals This open educational resource provides learners with an overview of major information literacy concepts identified in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. Information literacy skills are tied to student success according to library literature, and improving the information literacy skills of students at East Carolina University and elsewhere contributes to retention and their ability to navigate real-world information needs. Intended Learners Intended learners for this reading include students in their final year of high school as well as those in the first year or two of college. Specifically, these are learners encountering college-level research assignments for the first time. They are likely unfamiliar with many basic research concepts, such as databases and Boolean operators, but will be shortly expected to conduct research and locate high-quality sources for their research-based assignments.
Content includes: What is Information Literacy? How Libraries Work; What’s Credible Anymore? Fake News and evaluating the information you encounter during your research; The Information Landscape: an Overview of information types and when they appear in publication; Navigating the Information Landscape: Search Engines, Library Databases, Library of Congress; Classification, and Discovery Tools; The Research Process: Settling on a topic, identifying keywords, and retrieving the information you need; The Ethical Use of Information: About academic integrity, avoiding plagiarism, and scholarship as a conversation.
Hisle, David, & Webb, Kathryn. (2017). Information Literacy Concepts. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6411
Hisle, David, and Webb, Kathryn. Information Literacy Concepts. , 2017. Web.
Hisle, David and Webb, Kathryn, Information Literacy Concepts (, 2017), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6411.
Hisle, David, Webb, Kathryn. Information Literacy Concepts. ; 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6411. Accessed August 21, 2018.