Teaching Information Literacy Skills

Teaching Information Literacy Skills

by Patricia Iannuzzi, Charles T. Mangrum, Stephen S. Strichart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205280072

ISBN-13: 9780205280070

Pub. Date: 10/22/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

According to the American Library Association (ALA), an information literate person is able to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." The acquisition of information literacy skills is an important step in developing life-long learners in an increasingly complex, technology-based…  See more details below

Overview

According to the American Library Association (ALA), an information literate person is able to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." The acquisition of information literacy skills is an important step in developing life-long learners in an increasingly complex, technology-based learning environment. This book provides vital knowledge that will help readers master information literacy skills and how to impart them to children for success in all subjects. The book focuses on assessing information, locating and using materials such as reference sources, visual materials, and the internet, writing a research paper, and using resources for oral presentations. Accompanying the book is a trial version of a computerized assessment disk which allows five administrations of information literacy skills discussed in the book. Educators, school administrators, computer lab assistants, librarians, school media specialists, and parents. A Longwood Professional Book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205280070
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
10/22/1998
Edition description:
BK&DISK
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.95(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

All chapters begin with "Chapter Objectives," " Titles of Reproducible Activities," "Using the Reproducible Activities" and conclude with an "Answer Key."

Introduction.
Information Literacy.
How This Book Will Help.
Information Literacy Skills Taught in This Book.
About the Reproducible Activities.
How This Book Is Organized.
How to Use This Book.
Teaching Notes.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

1.Accessing Information.
A Strategy for Using Information Literacy Skills.
Information Literacy and Research.
Learning about Tools to Find Information.
Using a Card Catalog.
Using an Online Catalog.
Using Your Online Catalog.
Learning about Print Indexes and Electronic Databases.
Learning about Types of Print Indexes and Electronic Databases.
Using Print Indexes and Electronic Databases.
Learning about Keywords.
Learning about Boolean Connectors.
Using Keywords and Boolean Connectors to Research Your Topic.
Learning about Truncation.
Searching by Proximity.
Learning about Controlled Vocabulary.
Using Controlled Vocabulary.
Limiting by Date and Language.
Using Date and Language Limits.
Marking, Printing, Downloading, and Sending.
Using Advanced Search Strategy Techniques.

2.Locating and Using Materials.
Formats of Information.
Types of Materials Found in a Library.
Using Microfilms.
Learning about Call Numbers.
Learning about the Dewey Decimal System.
Learning about the Library of Congress System.
Learning about PopularMagazines and Scholarly Journals.
Using Popular Magazines and Scholarly Journals.
Learning about Government Documents.
Using Government Documents.
Learning about Primary Sources.
Using Primary Sources.

3.Using Reference Sources.
Learning about Reference Sources.
Learning about Electronic Reference Sources.
Locating Print and Electronic Dictionaries.
Using a Dictionary.
Comparing Information from Dictionaries.
Locating Print and Electronic Encyclopedias.
Using a Print Encyclopedia.
Comparing Information from Print Encyclopedias.
Using a Multimedia Encyclopedia.
Comparing Information from Print and Multimedia Encyclopedias.
Locating Almanacs.
Using Almanacs.
Locating Statistical Sources.
Using Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Locating Print and Electronic Atlases.
Using Print Atlases.
Using Electronic Atlases.
Locating Biographical Sources.
Using Biographical Sources.
Locating Chronologies.
Using Chronologies.
Locating Reference Sources for Literary Criticism.
Using Reference Sources for Literary Criticism.
Using Reference Sources.

4.Interpreting Visual Information from Reference Sources.
Tables.
Another Table.
A Complex Table.
Bar Graphs.
Line Graphs.
Pie Graphs.
Organizational Charts.
Time Lines.
Diagrams.
Political and Physical Maps.
Data Maps.

5.Using the Internet.
A Strategy for Using Information Literacy Skills.
Learning about the Internet.
Learning about E-mail.
Advanced E-mail.
Using E-mail.
Practicing Netiquette.
Learning about the World Wide Web.
Using URLs on the WWW.
Tourist Attractions to Explore on the WWW.
Schools to Explore on the WWW.
Libraries to Explore on the WWW.
Reference Sources on the WWW.
Government Sources on the WWW.
Primary Sources on the WWW.
Learning about Your Local FreeNet.
Using Your Local FreeNet.
Learning about Search Engines and Directories.
Using a Search Engine or Directory.

6.Evaluating Information.
A Checklist for Evaluating Information from Library Sources.
Evaluating Information from Library Sources on a Topic.
Evaluating Information from Library Sources on Your Topic.
A Checklist for Evaluating Information from the WWW.
Evaluating Information from the WWW on a Topic.
Evaluating Information from the WWW on Your Topic.
Evaluating WWW Sites.
Evaluating More WWW Sites.

7.Writing a Research Paper.
A Strategy for Writing a Research Paper.
Choosing a Topic.
Informative and Persuasive Topics.
Practice Writing Persuasive Topics.
Focusing Your Research.
Locating Sources of Information.
Preparing Bibliography Cards.
Preparing Note Cards.
Writing the Outline.
Writing the Draft.
Revising the Draft.
Preparing Footnotes.
Preparing the Title Page.
Preparing the Table of Contents.
Preparing the Bibliography.
Final Checklist.

8.Using Resources for Oral Presentations.
Locating Print Sources for Quotations.
Using Print Sources for Quotations.
Quotations on the WWW.
Locating Speeches in Print.
Locating Speeches in Audio/Visual Formats.
Locating Sources for Opposing Viewpoints.
Helpful WWW Sources for Oral Presentations.

Bibliography.

Appendix A. Information Literacy Curriculum.

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