Information Literacy for Teachers Debbie Meadows EDCI 579/LBST 390 CSUB CTAP Level 1, Proficiencies 1.10, 1.13 Revised 4-08
What is Information Literacy? the ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information (ALA, 1989) available: ential_Committee_on_Information_Literacy.htm ential_Committee_on_Information_Literacy.htm
Components of Information Literacy Proficiency 1.10 –Selecting Sources –Search Strategies Proficiency 1.13 –Evaluating Sources –Obtaining Information From: The Nine Information Literacy Standards ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=19937
Search Engine Google arch?hl=en arch?hl=en Altavista a.com/web/adv a.com/web/adv
Meta-Search Engine –Dogpile –Kartoo –Webbrain
Additional Technology Electronic Encyclopedia –http://encarta.msn.com/http://encarta.msn.com/ –http://www.encyclopedia.com/http://www.encyclopedia.com/ Periodical Index and Card Catalogue –http://www.lib.csub.edu/http://www.lib.csub.edu/ Primary Sources –http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/RUSA/http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/RUSA/ Ask an Expert –http://www.askanexpert.com/http://www.askanexpert.com/
Evaluating Sources Web Addresses –Parts of a Web Address –Internet Groups Website Evaluations –Five Ws Who, What, When, Where, Why Citation of Sources –Giving Credit where Credit is due Reference CTAP Level 1 Proficiency 1.4
Parts of a Web Address Proficiency 1.2 Web addressDomainPersonal pageFile name and Associates Business ~debbieBike.html i/dc/camps.html Northwestern University Education Pubweb ~abutz Camps.html
Internet Groups DomainTypeExample.comBusinesswww.meadowsnet.com.eduEducationwww.csub.edu.netNetworkswww.sbcglobal.net.govGovernmentwww.whitehouse.gov.milMilitarywww.defenselink.mil.orgNon-profitwww.redcross.org
The Five Ws Who wrote the page? What is the purpose of the page ? When was the site created and updated? Where does the information come from? Why do I need this information? Kathy Schrock from Planting the Seeds of Change
Who: Author Does the author have training in the topic? Do others consider the author to be an expert?
What: Objectivity Motivation for creating this site? Are there two sides to the story? Are the two sides presented fairly? Are the statements facts or opinions?
When: Currency (Updated) When was the website created? Has the website been recently updated?
Where: Accuracy (References) Can you find other sources that say the same thing? Does the author list books or other Websites as references? Does the Website have a bibliography?
Why: Helpful Questioning and refining of students search strategies Good Questions are the basis for finding information Debbie Abilock's Best Tool for the Job information/5locate/adviceengine.html
Citation of Sources APA for CSUB classes –http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r _apa.htmlhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r _apa.html –http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.htmlhttp://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html –http://www.crk.umn.edu/library/links/apa5th.htmhttp://www.crk.umn.edu/library/links/apa5th.htm MLA for children –http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/02/http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/02/ –http://citationmachine.net/index.php?reqstyleid=2http://citationmachine.net/index.php?reqstyleid=2
Obtaining Information Use your CSUB student id to access the Walter W. Stierns online periodical index at Go to the local library to check resources Go to the COC library to check resources Internet searches and encyclopedias CD/DVD-Roms and CD-Rom encyclopedias