Lovejoy Library's Information Literacy Competencies for Students
Information or library literacy centers on four separate but interactive processes:
- Recognize how information is created and communicated;
- Understand how information is structured and organized;
- Access information using a number of access points and sources; and
- Retrieve a physical or electronic item from a collection.
- the difference between information and knowledge.
- that the framework of knowledge is constantly shifting; information and knowledge in a discipline is a social construction, an ongoing dialogue among scholars.
- the basic organization of a library and the different types of access tools to a library's collections.
- the links among information centers the access points available through technology and reference sources.
- the differing information structures in the disciplines and the stages of growth of the literature and information within a discipline.
- the criteria used to evaluate information for its content, source, quality, and relevance.
- that there are a number of different research strategies and models that can be employed to structure a research project in each discipline.
- the basic structure of electronic databases and the strategies used to access this information.
- the conventions of scholarly research, such as proper citation and intellectual property rights.
- the different levels, types, and formats of information and their appropriate uses.
- an awareness of the relevant issues affecting information access policy, such as copyright, privacy, privatization of government information electronic access to information, and the exponential growth to information.