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Information Literacy and Instruction

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Resources and tips about information literacy, critical thinking, and how faculty can incorporate these concepts into their courses. Adhikari, R. (2009, September). Is the Internet killing critical thinking? TechNewsWorld. Retrieved September 28, 2009, from Bail, J. (2009). From business school to the boardroom: Essential research skills for students entering the workplace from a former corporate librarian. Retrieved May 10, 2010, from (Opens into a PDF.) Gilman, T. ...
have become prevalent. For example, one conception defines information literacy in terms of a set of competencies that an informed citizen of an information society ought to possess to participate intelligently and actively in that society (from [1] ). The American Library Association 's (ALA) Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report states, "To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information" (1989) . Jeremy Shapiro & Shelley Hughes (1996) define information literacy as ...
Section Spotlight: ACRL IS
in 2009, only months after I started my first professional position in an academic library.  As instruction is one of my primary library assignments, I knew that I wanted to get involved in ACRL-IS and network with other teaching librarians.  ACRL-IS is a community that fosters over 4000 academic librarians, and its mission is to  ‘enhance the ability of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research with respect to information literacy in higher education’.  Being an IS member for over a year now, I found that IS delivers exactly what it offers, a wealth of professional development opportunities and ... market research, surveys and trends
Information Literacy at ISU: Library Instruction A la Carte: The ...
This blog focuses mainly on information-literacy topics. Therefore, any comments on finding, evaluating, and using information are welcome and encouraged. Please keep copyright laws and work to maintain civility. The administrator reserves the right to delete any comments posted to this blog. In recent weeks the ALA's Information Literacy and Instruction listserv had asked for those librarians who had helped create or who work under a "menu" system to post their "menu" to the listserv. Anyway, I learned that several librarians across the country have implemented a systematic program where professors ... market research, surveys and trends


Information Literacy: An International State of the Art
The program is carried out in 70 percent of the world's countries. ...... discussion opportunities focused on Information Literacy and instruction-related ..... A grant of $1 million (US) (3.6 million Rand at 1995 rates of exchange), ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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offers 80 scholarships worth more than $40,000 and keynote sessions featuring Tiffany Shlain, Raj Patel and Clinton Kelly CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries ( ACRL ) announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2011 National Conference, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” to be held March 30 – April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia. Registration materials are now available online at . Register by the early-bird deadline of Feb. 4, 2011 and save more than 20 percent on conference registration. Special group registration prices, reduced ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Author : Research and Markets
This study, based on a survey of more than 550 academic librarians, presents 100 tables of data pinpointing how much time academic librarians spend on information literacy task, what they think of the information literacy efforts of their college, and of the information literacy skills of their students and faculty. Just a few of the report's many findings are that: Community college librarians spent a mean of 687.31 hours over the past two years in formal or informal information literacy instruction; research university librarians spent 280.31 hours. Half of Canadian librarians in the sample termed ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Ball-and-stick writing comes back
SOUTHINGTON — The elementary schools are reversing a 2004 decision to switch from straight ball-and-stick handwriting instruction to slanted, also known as D’Nealian. Two administrators presented the changes for informational purposes to the Board of Education on May 27. The decision to return to ball-and-stick was made by educators and does not need board approval. “In 2003, several teachers advocated D’Nealian and asked to try it out,” said Betsy Chester, a language arts and literacy coordinator. “It was like a pilot.” Betty Lutz, an administrator, said they surveyed teachers and asked ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


World Library and Information Congress: 70th IFLA General ...
Arp, L. and Woodard, B.S. (2002), “Recent trends in information literacy and instruction”, Reference and. User Services Quarterly, 42(2): Winter, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Gordon Library's Information Literacy & Instruction
of these resources, as well as instruction and support in information literacy and information technology appropriate to the degree level and field of study ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Google Answers: How does Google affect reference librarians?
I am interested in what effect Google and Google Answers has had on professional reference librarians (academic). Specifically, any research or scholarly work on this topic. I "feel" like it has to have changed their jobs in some way -- more informed questions by students/patrons, less ready reference questions being asked, and maybe even that they are using these services themselves instead of using databases and other research methods to find answers. If I could have a researcher with library experience answer this, it would add an interesting dimension. Additionally, if that person wishes to add personal comments, they ...
What is the average teacher's salary in the Lexington, MA public ...
Massachusetts teachers live in a state full of history and culture. Unfortunately a high price tag on cost-of-living comes with that. This state is sixth in terms of average salaries, but on our comfort scale they're down at 34th. This is a state where we highly recommend (more than most) to get your Masters in Education. if you're thinking about becoming a teacher in Massachusetts get your teaching degree & master's degree right away. How do salaries grow in Massachusetts? Starting Salary: $35,421 Average Salary: $56,369 Student/Teacher Ratios in Massachusetts, 2006 Number of Teachers: 73,593 Number of Students: ...