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Title: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Url: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency
Publisher: American Library Association
Description: Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." Courses structured in such a way create student-centered learning environments where inquiry is the norm, problem solving becomes the focus, and thinking critically is part of the process. Such learning environments require information literacy competencies. The competencies presented here outline the process by which faculty, librarians and others pinpoint specific indicators that identify a student as information literate. Students also will find the competencies useful, because they provide students with a framework for gaining control over how they interact with information in their environment. It will help to sensitize them to the need to develop a metacognitive approach to learning, making them conscious of the explicit actions required for gathering, analyzing, and using information. Faculty can implement some of these standards when designing research activities, problem solving activities, and so forth.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Libraries
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Libraries -- Library science. Information science -- Classes of libraries, A-Z -- University and college. Academic libraries
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Illiteracy. Literacy
GEM Subject: Philosophy -- Educational Philosophy
Date Issued: 2000-01-18
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Format: html
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Librarians
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Library Association
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-06-03 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-07-17 13:52:56 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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