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SLIS 202

Introduction to Information Literacy and Technology

In this course, students will be exposed to the basic components of information literacy: the ability to determine what information you need, where it is, how to get it, how to organize it and how to present it. 

Course Syllabus [pdf]

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the concept of information literacy and illustrate how it relates to information use in different information settings;
  • Assess and explore information needs and develop research questions regarding information needs;
  • Evaluate different types of information resources (government sources, libraries, Internet, etc.) for content, reliability, and applicability;
  • Search effectively in online catalogs and databases, Web and print resources;
  • Apply the tenets of information literacy to specific tasks and demonstrate the correct use of information in the resulting outcomes;
  • Construct a repertoire of search strategies for organizational/content management; purposes;
  • Critically evaluate search results and adjust as needed;
  • Identify and describe the roles of current technologies for the handling of information in information organizations;
  • Define information literacy and then describe the negative and positive effects on individuals and society in general for both high and low levels of information literacy; and
  • Understand and respect the intellectual property rights of those who create information and knowledge they are using. 

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