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1 1 Good Morning! On the index card, please: 1. Guess the number of electronic databases to which Lavery Library currently subscribes. 2. Write your own, brief definition of Information Literacy 3. Choose two major fields of study at Fisher that are most foreign to you: (Nursing OR Business OR Education OR English) Kathi Sigler, Instruction Librarian January 9, 2008

2 2 The Middle States Commission on Higher Education Defines information literacy as an intellectual framework for identifying, finding, understanding, evaluating, and using information.

3 3 Association of College and Research Libraries The information literate student: Determines information needs Finds possible research sources Evaluates the quality of the sources Uses information purposefully Using information for a specific purpose Uses information legally and ethically

4 4 The K-12 IL Connection: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively. The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently. The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.

5 5 SJFC & Information Literacy 1997 Interface to Knowledge for Lavery 2000 ITILT (Information Technology and Information Literacy Team) 2003 PETAL and Librarians create Information Literacy Goals for SJFC students 2004 Information Literacy Working Group

6 6 Current IL Efforts at SJFC First Year Program Pilot areas for imbedded standards: nursing, education, sports studies Upper division course library sessions, as requested Individual student & faculty consults

7 7 Who Teachers IL? TWO POSSIBLE MODELS : COMPARTMENTAL (stand-alone) OR INTEGRATED ** **Middle States encourages a common sense approach to information literacy; a collaborative effort between librarians and faculty

8 8 Sources Association of College and Research Libraries: Middle States Commission on Higher Education: American Association of School Librarians: St. John Fisher Lavery Library Faculty Resources: cartoon:

9 9 Reality Check


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