Information Literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and use information and it is necessary to survive in today’s job market. Students need the skills to find information for all types of resources, evaluate the information they find for accuracy and relevancy and be able to use the information effectively for their specific need.
Many students face challenges when confronted with an assignment when they need information. The challenges they face include the following:
Skills to use current technology needed to find information
Knowing which source will offer the most relevant information
The skill to evaluate the information from all resources
Critical thinking skills
Knowing the definition of plagiarism and how to avoid it
Librarians and faculty can collaborate to teach our students to learn these skills. Faculty are trained to teach course content and analytical skills. Librarians can teach students how to find, use, and evaluate resources.
Please call Michelle Bailey today to set up orientation sessions for your classes at 563-441-4152 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.