to access, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources."
An information literate person accesses information...
*recognizes the need for information
*recognizes that accurate and complete information is the basis for intelligent *decision making
*formulates questions based on information needs
*identifies potential sources of information
*develops successful search strategies
*accesses print and technology-based sources of information
*is a competent reader
An information literate person evaluates information...
*determines accuracy and relevance
*recognizes point of view and opinion versus factual knowledge
*rejects inaccurate and misleading information
*creates new information to replace inaccurate or missing information as needed
An information literate person uses information...
*organizes information for practical application
*integrates new information into an existing body of knowledge
*applies information in critical thinking and problem solving
The Research Process
*explore/identify the need for information
*relate question to prior knowledge
*identify potential resources
*develop general search strategies to refine the questions
*locate, analyze and select information needed
*determine how to communicate information
Source: excerpt from "From Library Skills to Information Literacy: A Handbook for the 21st Century" and the Instructional Technology Development Consortium