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This is the definitive work on information literacy. Michael Eisenberg, known worldwide as one of the originators of the innovative Big6 Information Problem Solving Process, and frequent presenters on the subject Carrie A. Lowe and Kathleen L. Spitzer have extensively revised and updated the original book for this long-awaited second edition. Tracing the history of information literacy, the authors discuss its economic importance; examine past, present, and current research in the field; and explain how information literacy relates to the national standards transforming K-12 education and higher education today.

The authors also look at examples of information literacy in several different contexts, underscoring both its importance and pervasiveness in our society. Learning to be critical and savvy consumers of information is necessary in today's world. This book provides both the theoretical background and practical guidelines to confidently impart these essential skills to your students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591581437
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 426
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL B. EISENBERG is Dean and Professor, University of Washington's Information School and former Director, Information Institute, Syracuse University. He is nationally known for his innovative approach to information and technology literacy: the Big6.

CARRIE A. LOWE is Internet Policy Specialist for the American Library Association. Prior to this she was Senior Education Associate for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). She is a frequent presenter on the topics of information literacy, information problem-solving, and educational technology.

KATHLEEN L. SPITZER is Library Media Specialist, Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Cicero, New York. She is a frequent presenter of workshops on information skills and technology.

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Table of Contents

1 Defining Information Literacy 3
2 The Evolution of a Concept 13
3 Information Literacy Research 39
4 An Economic Perspective 57
5 K-12 Education: Information Literacy in the Context of National and State Standards 65
6 K-12 Education: Restructuring and Information Literacy 95
7 K-12 Education: Information Literacy Efforts 109
8 Information Literacy in Higher Education 129
9 Technology and Information Literacy 153
10 Information Literacy: The Future and the Past 171
App. A Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning 179
App. B SCANS: A Three-Part Foundation 183
App. C SCANS Definitions: The Five Competencies 185
App. D A Chronology of the Development of Information Literacy 187
App. E Correlation of Information Literacy Skills with Selected National Subject Matter Standards 209
App. F Dalbotten's Correlation of Inquiry Skills to National Content Standards 221
App. G An Explanation of Rubrics and Their Application in Standards Education 233
App. H Being Fluent with Information Technology 249
App. I Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education 279
References 289
Annotated ERIC Bibliography 307
Index 395
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