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Information Literacy Instruction

Information Literacy skills are learned by repetition. The more complex the skill, the more practice is needed. In the following breakdown, some skills will appear in both Basic and Advanced levels because of the evolution of the skills throughout the student's career. For the upper division undergraduate, a higher understanding and mastery of the competency should be expected.

1. The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.

Basic & Advanced

2. The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

Basic & Advanced

3. The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.

Basic & Advanced

4. The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

Basic & Advanced

5. The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

Basic & Advanced