Information Literacy is a vital skill in today's educational, political, and busniess environment.
Emily Z. Brown
Understands they play a role in creating new knowledge
Understands the changing contours and nature of the world of information
Uses information, data, and scholarship ethically
in the Workplace
Businesses value employees who can analyze data
Efficient use of information enables businesses to grow
Research & Development
Sales & Marketing
Shared knowledge enhances revenue growth
An information literate student becomes an information literate member of the workforce
Ability to tell fact from fiction.
Realize that valid theories are based on careful evaluation of evidence relevant to the topic.
Identify political motivation behind information found on the internet
The Information Literate Citizen
Less than 1/3 of college level students surveyed were able to fully explain the political agendas of organizations behind tweets.
(Stanford History Education Group, 2016)
How do you view information literacy in your discipline?
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Authority is constructed and contextual
Information creation as a process
Information has value
Research as inquiry
Scholarship as conversation
Searching as strategic exploration
Utilizes the organization of the LEAP Value Rubric with Framework Concepts
Utilizes the Standards for Information Literacy
BCC Framework Rubric
AAC&U LEAP Value Rubric for Information Literacy
In class or online research instruction sessions
BCC Library website
Several resources available for support in information literacy
BCC Librarians are always interested in assessing student understanding of information literacy concepts
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). (2016). Framework for information literacy for higher education [PDF document]. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/infolit/Framework_ILHE.pdf
Cheuk, B. (2017). Who cares about information literacy in the work place? Retrieved from https://www.slideshare.net/secret/vF3tdBP81DaZhl
Levitin, D. J. (2017). Weaponized lies: How to think critically in the post-truth era. New York: Dutton.
Stanford History Education Group. (2016, 22 November). Evaluating information: The cornerstone of civic online reasoning [PDF document}. Retrieved from https://stacks.stanford.edu/file/druid:fv751yt5934/SHEG%20Evaluating%20Information%20Online.pdf