100% Information Literacy Success / Edition 3 available in Paperback
100% INFORMATION LITERACY SUCCESS teaches you to develop crucial information skills to succeed in college and the workplace. This book is designed to actively help you develop skills beyond the classroom, focusing on those skills necessary for twenty-first-century learners and workers. Using hands-on learning activities and real-world applications, the text will teach you how to determine the nature and extent of information needed to solve a problem, how to access the information effectively, how to evaluate the information found, how to use the information for a specific purpose, and how to communicate the information effectively and legally.
About the Author
Gwenn Wilson is a senior instructional designer with over 20 years of experience in Instructional Systems Design. She is a published author of many faculty guides, student guides, training CD-ROMs, customized curriculum for career colleges, and textbooks. As an outside consultant, Ms. Wilson has provided training and instruction for many Fortune 500 companies in areas such as sales training, leadership training, call center training, and technical training.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Information Literacy in the Digital Age. Information Literacy in the 21st Century: An Overview. Defining Digital Literacy. Components of Information Literacy in the 21st Century. Why Is Information Literacy Important?. Steps in Effective Research. 2. Determining the Information You Need. Solving Information Problems: Defining the Need. Library Information Sources. Information Retrieval Systems. 3. How Do You Find and Access Information? Solving Information Problems: Find the Information. Using Digital Libraries. Understanding Metadata. Types of Electronic Resources. Working with Your Librarian. Searching for Information. 4. Evaluating Information. Solving Information Problems: Evaluate the Information. Evaluating the Resource. Evaluating Authority. Evaluating Currency. Evaluating the Content. Evaluating Multimedia. 5. Organizing Information. Solving Information Problems: Organize the Information. The Importance of Effective Organization of Information. Organizational Strategies. Presenting Information Effectively. Organizing Written Documents. Organizing Graphics. Applications and Uses of Organized Information. 6. Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Information. Solving Information Problems: Communicate the Information. Intellectual Property. Copyright. Plagiarism. Citing Information Sources. Information and Privacy Issues. Information and Security Issues. Glossary. Index.