Information Literacy Concepts

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Hisle (Creator)
Kathryn Kavanagh Webb (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Overview: Purpose and goals This open educational resource provides learners with an overview of major information literacy concepts identified in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. Information literacy skills are tied to student success according to library literature , and improving the information literacy skills of students at East Carolina University and elsewhere contributes to retention and their ability to navigate real-world information needs. Intended Learners Intended learners for this reading include students in their final year of high school as well as those in the first year or two of college. Specifically , these are learners encountering college-level research assignments for the first time. They are likely unfamiliar with many basic research concepts , such as databases and Boolean operators , but will be shortly expected to conduct research and locate high-quality sources for their research-based assignments.

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Hisle , D. & Webb , K. (2017). Information literacy concepts (Open Educational Resource).
Language: English
Date: 2017
research, information literacy, open educational resource, library

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