“The ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information.”
Factors, Forces, Connections, & Questions
- Internet, world wide web, and too much information
- Changing role of the professor when information is so ubiquitous
- How is information collected and analyzed for research?
- Liberal Arts are inherently about information literacy. Liberal arts promote general knowledge and the ability to develop intellectual capacities, such as reasoning, judgment, critical thinking and problem solving.
- Presidential Proclamation that October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month
- Shapiro, Jeremy J. and Shelley K. Hughes, "Information Literacy as a Liberal Art," Educom Review, 31:2 (Mar/Apr 1996).
- "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Atlantic Monthly: July/August 2008