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Instruction

Information Literacy Instruction

Standard 5: Understanding Information Issues

"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 Skills

  • Identifies and discusses issues related to free vs. fee-based access to information
  • Demonstrates an understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use of copyrighted material
  • Demonstrates an understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and does not represent work attributable to others as his/her own
  • Selects an appropriate documentation style and uses it consistently to cite sources
  • Participates in electronic discussions following accepted practices (e.g. "Netiquette")
  • 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
  • Uses approved passwords and other forms of ID for access to information resources
  • Posts permission granted notices, as needed, for copyrighted material

Advanced Skills

  • Identifies and discusses issues related to censorship and freedom of speech
  • Demonstrates an understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and does not represent work attributable to others as his/her own
  • Demonstrates an understanding of institutional policies related to human subjects research
  • Legally obtains, stores, and disseminates text, data, images, or sounds
  • Identifies and discusses issues related to privacy and security in both the print and electronic environments