Are you happy with the quality of your students' research? Do they know the difference between popular and scholarly work? Do they
These are all symptoms of information illiteracy.
Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning. (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015)
"Information literate people are those who have learned how to learn." (ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy)
Belmont's Information Literacy Program is based on The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL 2015). The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions.
The Frames relate to the following university learning goals:
Goal 2: Develop sophisticated rhetorical skills, including:
a. Effective writing and speaking
b. Recognizing, evaluating and constructing written oral argument
c. Recognizing and evaluating visual and other forms of non-verbal communication
d. Effective use of technology
Goal 3: Develop sophisticated critical thinking skills, including:
a. Quantitative reasoning
b. Critical reasoning and reflection
c. Engaging and solving complex problems
d. Understanding systems and relationships, including interdependencies and interconnections