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Information Literacy Instruction

Major Stakeholders and Competency Providers

Students | Classroom Instructors | Librarians | * Technology Staff *

Technology Competencies

  1. Defining Information Needs
  2. Accessing Information Effectively and Efficiently
    • Selects among various technologies the most appropriate one for the task of extracting the needed information (e.g., copy/paste software functions, photocopier, scanner, audio/visual equipment, or exploratory instruments)
    • Creates a system for organizing the information
    • Uses various technologies to manage the information selected and organized
  3. Evaluation and Critically Thinking about Information Sources
    • Utilizes computer and other technologies (e.g. spreadsheets, databases, multimedia, and audio or visual equipment) for studying the interaction of ideas and other phenomena
  4. Presenting Results
    • Manipulates digital text, images, and data, as needed, transferring them from their original locations and formats to a new context
    • Chooses a communication medium and format that best supports the purposes of the product or performance and the intended audience
    • Uses a range of information technology applications in creating the product or performance
  5. Understanding Information Issues
    • Identifies and discusses issues related to privacy and security in both the print and electronic environments
    • Participates in electronic discussions following accepted practices (e.g. "Netiquette")
    • Uses approved passwords and other forms of ID for access to information resources
    • Complies with institutional policies on access to information resources
    • Preserves the integrity of information resources, equipment, systems and facilities
    • Legally obtains, stores, and disseminates text, data, images, or sounds
    • Posts permission granted notices, as needed, for copyrighted material