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Orientation to convince high school students of the relevant importance of information literacy in their lives.

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Making Information Literacy

of Importance to Students

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5. What is the charge for a late book?

A. 10 cents per day per book

B. 50 cents per day no matter

how many books you have

C. 2 dollars a day

D. There is no fine--I can keep

my books as long as I want.

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Log In & Access Resources

Turn in Worksheet

Get a Grade

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To Your Library


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Library Programs & Services


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Who am I?Why should you care?


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Carlo Petrini at Identità Golose Conference 2010. Wikipedia 2010. Web.

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Primary Sources

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What do high schools want?

Inquiry objectives – end of level tests

Reading objectives – informational texts

Computer Tech requirement – effective web searching & ethics


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What information skills?

Perform basic searches

Work Ethically

Distinguish between types of information

Recognize impact of where information is obtained

Evaluate quality of informationSouthern Utah University Research Librarians


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Independent Learner

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What do colleges want?

General Abilities

Desire to inquire and learn

Able to write correct English

Able to meet deadlines & take responsibility

Able to ask for help & take criticism

Desire to do high quality work

Weber State University Professors, 2005 Survey


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Information Literacy

Problem-solving for the 21st Century


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High School Tutorial Lessons:

English Class Assignment

Stewart Library


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What does the workplace want?

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Partnership for 21st Century Skills

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated

  • Apple

  • Dell

  • Ford Motor Company Fund

  • Verizon

  • Walt Disney Company

  • Hewlett Packard

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21st Century Skill Set

Information literacy & communication skills

Thinking & problem-solving

Interpersonal & self-direction skills

Global awareness

Financial, economic/business literacy & entrepreneurial skills

Civic literacy

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HeLIOS: Bridging the Information Literacy Gap from High School to University

JaNae Kinikin & G. Megan Davis

Stewart Library

Weber State University

HeLIOS Tutorial Rollout

August 11, 2009

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Why Library Media Center is not being used

lack of time

fear of technology

uncomfortable with atypical classroom environment

set curricula

poor library collections

poor advance planning

lack of computers

additional work that is required of teachers when research is assigned

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Your Own Examples

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