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Department
Information Studies
Course
INST 250
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Semester
Fall

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IntrotoLibraryResearchPractices09032013Lesson2InformationLiteracyFactstakenfrompretestTheConferenceBoardofCanadacategorizestheManageInformationskillasafundamentalskillTheManageInformationskillincludesthespecificskillsoflocatinggatheringorganizingaccessinganalyzingandapplyinginformationInformationLiteracyastheabilitytorecognizewheninformationisneededandhavetheabilitytolocateevaluateanduseeffectivelytheneededinformationisadefinitionoftheAmericanLibraryAssociationTheSCONALPillarModelforInformationLiteracyincludessevenpillarsTheAccessCycleofthePublicationCycleindicatesthemethodusedtofindthepublishedinformationTheNineCourseObjectivesObjective1ToenhanceyourinformationliteracylevelthroughanunderstandingofandappreciationforthevarietyofinformationavailableanditsapplicationExGooglesearchencyclopediaetcGoalTotakeyoubeyondyourimmediateandtraditionalresponsetoidentifyingothersourcesofinformationthatmightbetterserveyourpurposeObjective2ToprovideyourwithanunderstandingoftheresearchprocessThebasisforthispathwayormethodologyistheFlowchartoftheResearchProcessGoalToensurethatyouhavethebestinformationavailabletoyoutowriteyourpaperofmakeyourdecisionObjective3TointroduceyoutothevarietyofinformationsourcesavailableforresearchExBooksthesesdissertationnonprintmaterialsconferencepapersandproceedingswebsitesetcThebasisforthisvarietyisthePublicationCycleGoalTointroduceyoutoavarietyofpublishedliteratureaccessibletoyouObjective4TohaveyoumakeuseofthiswealthofinformationsourcesavailableforyourresearchObjective5TohaveyoudevelopandapplyeffectivesearchstrategiesforthedifferentretrievaltoolsObjective6ToevaluatethequalityandsuitabilityofsourcesforaspecifictopicusingestablishedcriteriaObjective7TotakenotesfromappropriatesourcesthatwillsupportsynthesisofthematerialItisimportanttobeabletoreadunderstandandsynthesizethematerialAlsoitisimportanttokeeptheinformationorganizedandrecognizethesourcesoyoucangivecredittotherightsourceThisisessentialtoguaranteethatyouarenotplagiarizingObjective8ToorganizethesesourcesinalogicalandeffectivemannerandtoconstructaworkingbibliographylistingallofthesourcesyouhavefoundinyourresearchObjective9ToproperlydocumenttheinformationtobeusedintheresearchpaperusingaspecificpunctuationcitationstyleExpertsInterviewednotonexamMsNadiaNaffiGraduatestudentinEducationalTechnologyDrAndrewWadePediatricnephrologistMsKarenBleaklyKnowledgemanagementdirectorwithKPMGanorganizationthatprovidesaudittaxandadvisoryservicestoclientsResponsibleforinformationthatisdevelopedinternallywithintheorganizationthuscomplementarytotheexternallypublishedliteratureInformationLiteracyDefinitionsConferenceBoardofCanadaInformationliteracyisconsideredanessentiallifelonglearningskillItisoneofacollectionoftheskillsyouneedtoenterstayinandprogressintheworldofworkwhetheryouworkonyourownoraspartofateamLocategatherorganizeaccessanalyzeandapplyTheConferenceBoardofCanadaseparatesskillsintothreecategories1FundamentalSkillsPersonalManagementSkillsandTeamworkskillsTheFundamentalskillsarewhatwearemostconcernedwithinthiscourseThiscategoryincludescommunicatemanageinformationusenumbersandthinksolveproblemsOurfocusisonthemanageinformationsegmentAmericanLibraryAssociationInformationliteracyisasetofabilitiesrequiringindividualstorecognizewheninformationisneededandhavetheabilitytolocateevaluateanduseeffectivelytheneededinformationSevenPillarsModelforInformationLiteracyTheSocietyofCollegeNationalandUniversityLibrariesSCONALbasedintheUKbreaksinformationliteracyintotheSCONALSevenPillarsModelforInformationLiteracyFirstPillarRecognizeinformationneedThisrelatestoidentifyingatopicwewishtoexploreandidentifythroughtheclusteringtechniquewhatweknowanddontknowaboutthetopicalsoreferredtoastheinformationgapSecondPillarDistinguishwaysofaddressinginformationgapWedosobyrespondingtothequestionHowdoIfindtheinformationthatIammissingRelatestobackgroundreadingandvarioustypesofsourcesofinformationtoincreaseknowledgeandunderstandingofourresearchtopicAlsorelatedtosearchinglibrarysonlinecataloguedatabaseswebThirdPillarConstructstrategiesforlocatingandaccessinginformationLearningtoidentifythetypesofinformationsourcesmostappropriatetoourneedsandtodevelopasystematicstrategyforresearchingthepublishedliteraturetoaddresstheinformationgapTheFourthPillarLocateandaccessinformationLearningtodevelopefficientandeffectivesearchstrategiesthroughtheuseofBooleanlogickeywordandcontrolledvocabularysearchingusingtechniquessuchasproximityoperatorstorefinesearchesanddisplayingthosedocumentsretrievedTheFifthPillarCompareandevaluateinformationretrievedOftenthecasewhenthereistoomuchinformationApplyingtheevaluationcriteriatotheinformationwefindtakesplacethroughouttheentiresearchandincludesperformingdecisionmakingtasksallalongTheSixthPillarOrganizeapplyandcommunicateinformationtoothersTheSeventhPillarSynthesizeandcreatebyapplyingtheinformationgatheredonresearchtopictothefinalresearchprojectandcommunicatingittotheaudienceFlowchartoftheResearchProcess3sections7stepswhichencompassall10lessonsassignmentsandfinalpaperSection1Step1Select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