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  What is it and why should I care?

"College students think of information seeking as a rote process and tend to use the same small set of information resources no matter what question they have..."

Weiner, S. (2010). Information literacy: A neglected core competency. Educause Quarterly

 

  Information Literacy at CSULA

Information literacy is a core academic literacy and a CSULA graduation requirement. Accrediting bodies such as WASC and discipline associations are increasingly recognizing the concept and practice of this critical skill set. There are various types of information literacy. Typically, for educational purposes, the Information literate student is able to:

  • Define the research topic and the information need;
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently;
  • Evaluate information critically;
  • Manage, synthesize and communicate information for a specific purpose; and,
  • Ethically and legally access and use information

For more information on building information literacy into your program or department, contact your department's library liaison.

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