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Information Literacy for First Year Students: HOME

Information Literacy Programme for first year students. Start with "Home" and finish with "Unit 7: Information Identity" Assistance to enrol, click here Blackboard user

Information literacy purpose 1

1. To create a recognition for the need to seek and use information

Information literacy purpose 3

  3. To develop the information management skills as part of a real life
basic skill requirements for the 21st century knowledge-based society.

Why information literacy?

Why do you need information literacy? Find your answers in this video.

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Information literacy purpose 2

2. To identify, find and apply information for academic purposes

Information literacy purpose 4

4. To support learning activities.

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The outcomes for this information literacy programme were developed in 2000 by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. Published as Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and
  • Access and use information ethically and legally