INFORMATION LITERATE • A person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. -------American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report, 1989, p.1.
Information Literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand. --------American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, 1989.p.1.
Information Literacy and Student Learning To become effective information users, students must have frequent opportunities to handle all kinds of information. Locating, interpreting, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, and communicating information should become a part of every subject across the curriculum. ------- “Information Literacy”, 1995,pp.20-23
How are we going to teach Information Literacy Skills to our Students? • Kuhlthau’s research into the information-seeking behavior of students points directly to her philosophy about INFORMATION LITERACY – That INFORMATION LITERACY is not a discrete set of skills but rather a WAY OF LEARNING (1993). “LEARNING HOW TO LEARN”
How we are going to teach Information Literacy Skills to our Students? • Eisenberg & Berkowitz’s (1988) BIG 6 skills for information problems solving model – BIG 6 give students a systematic framework for solving information problems, and can be used with students of ALL LEVERS. “RESEARCH PROCESS”
How we are going to teach Information Literacy Skills to our Students? • ALASL and AECT (1996) Information Literacy Skills MUST be integrated with the CURRICULUM. . Kuhlthau’s work pointed the way to the integration of information literacy with curriculum, and predict current development of the concept of the information literacy where the LIBRARY MEDIA PROGRAM is the starting platform. “RESEARCH PROJECT”