The student who is information literate…
Standard
1
accesses information efficiently and effectively.
¨ Recognizes the need for information
¨ Recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making.
¨ Formulates questions based on information needs.
¨ Identifies a variety of potential sources of information.
¨ Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.


Standard
2
evaluates information critically and competently.
¨ Determines accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness.
¨ Distinguishes among facts, points of view, and opinion.
¨ Identifies inaccurate and misleading information.
¨ Selects information appropriate to the problem or question at hand.


Standard
3
uses information accurately and creatively.
¨ Organizes information for practical application.
¨ Integrates information into one’s own knowledge.
¨ Applies information in critical thinking and problem solving.
¨ Produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats.

The student who is an independent learner is information literate and…


Standard
4
pursues information related to personal interests.
¨ Seeks information related to various dimensions of personal well-being, such as career interests, community involvement, health matters, and recreational pursuits.
¨ Designs, develops, and evaluates information products and solutions related to personal interests.


Standard
5
appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
¨ Is a competent and self-motivated reader.
¨ Derives meaning from information presented creatively in a variety of formats.
¨ Develops creative products in a variety of formats.


Standard
6
strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
¨ Assesses the quality of the process and products of personal information seeking.
¨ Devises strategies for revising, improving, and updating self-generated knowledge.

The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and…


Standard
7
recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.
¨ Seeks information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines, and cultures.
¨ Respects the principle of equitable access to information.


Standard
8
practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
¨ Respects the principles of intellectual freedom.
¨ Respects intellectual property rights.
¨ Uses information technology responsibly.


Standard
9
participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
¨ Shares knowledge and information with others.
¨ Respects others’ ideas and backgrounds and acknowledges their contributions.
¨ Collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies, to identify information problems and to seek their solutions.
¨ Collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies, to design, develop, and evaluate information products and solutions.
Source: Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning. Chicago: American Library Association, 1998.



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Wordle: information literacy