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OTS 824: Welcome

Library resources and activities for OTS824


Welcome to Library Instruction for OTS 824. Today we will look at two principles of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, as defined by the Association of College & Research Libraries:

   Authority is Constructed and Contextual

   Scholarship as Conversation

What, Exactly, is Information Literacy?

"Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."

"An 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"

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Karen Gilbert
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