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Information Literacy for PCC 2014

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Thomas Wolfe,
Of Time and the River
(1935)
"Now he would prowl the stacks of the library at night, pulling books out of a thousand shelves and reading in them like a madman. The thought of these vast stacks of books would drive him mad: the more he read, the less he seemed to know—the greater the number of the books he read, the greater the immense uncountable number of those which he could never read would seem to be."
RESEARCH
"... information literacy should in fact be conceived more broadly as a new liberal art ... as essential to the mental framework of the educated information-age citizen as the trivium of basic liberal arts (grammar, logic and rhetoric) was to the educated person in medieval society."

“...it will be very hard for people to watch or consume something that has not in some sense been tailored for them.”
"...more and more searches are done on your behalf without you needing to type."
- Eric Schmidt (Google CEO, 2001-2011)
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704901104575423294099527212
Information Literacy
"...recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency
Shapiro, J.J., & Hughes, S.K. (1996). Information literacy as a liberal art: Enlightenment proposals for a new curriculum.
Educom Review, 31
(2).
Information Literacy as a Liberal Art
projectinfolit.org
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• Approx. 80% of students reported overwhelming
difficulties getting started
on research assignments (and
understanding the nature and scope
of what professors were in fact asking for)

Half of the students reported “nagging uncertainties” with
assessing the quality
of their research efforts
7.
Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct
2013

Course Research Once They Enter College
projectinfolit.org
http://chronicle.com/article/At-Sea-in-a-Deluge-of-Data/147477/
"Nearly all of the employers said they expected candidates, whatever their field, to be able to search online, a given for a generation born into the Internet world. But they also
expected job candidates to be patient and persistent researchers
and to be
able to retrieve information in a variety of formats
, identify patterns within an
array of sources
, and
dive deeply into source material
."
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/students-lack-basic-research-skills-study-finds/28112
http://www.visualnews.com/2012/06/19/how-much-data-created-every-minute/?view=infographic
NOPE
TO TEACH YOU
Use this book.
And this article.
This one, too.
Here comes another
...and another.
...and you're done!
...and another.
72%
of 318 employers surveyed:
More emphasis on
"the location, organization, and evaluation of information from multiple sources."
http://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/le-sp13/hartresearchassociates.cfm
Information Literacy
Learning for Life in the Age of Roughly 1,200,000,000,000,000* Megabytes
Todd Wiebe
Pre-College Conference 2014
#thatsabignumber
#lotsofzeros
#evergrowing
#cannotcompute
#whybother

*Based on the findings and forecast growth rate by:
Hilbert, M., & López, P. (2011). The world's technological capacity to store, communicate, and compute information.
Science
,
332
(6025), 60-65.
Queshhhhhtions?
https://flic.kr/p/5qA2CS
Information-Seeking
“...nonlinear, dynamic, holistic, and flowing.”

Foster, A. (2004). A nonlinear model of information-seeking behavior.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 55
(3), 228-237.
http://chronicle.com/article/At-Sea-in-a-Deluge-of-Data/147477/
http://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/le-sp13/hartresearchassociates.cfm
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