Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Information Literacy in an Information Society This article has a good definition of information literacy as well as details on how to implement it into the curriculum. It also has a good (but dated) bibliography.

From the article:

"As American society has shifted from an economy based on capital goods (industrial) to an economy based on services (information), there has been a corresponding shift in what is expected from American education. Knowing how to ask the right questions may be the single most important step in learning. The process that is conducted in order to find answers to the right questions leads to the point at which information becomes knowledge. Information Literacy--the ability to access, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources--is central to all successful learning and by extension to all successful living." Full article at http://www.libraryinstruction.com/information-literacy2.html.

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