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Wilbur & McMahon School Library: Information Literacy

After School Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Information Literacy


Topics Covered:

The Big Six

Eisenberg & Berkowitz

Skills Reinforced

◆ Task Definition:

Define the problem.

Identify the information needed.

◆ Information seeking strategies:

Brainstorm possible sources.

Select the best source.

◆ Location and Access:

Locate sources.

Find information within sources.

◆ Use of Information:

Engage (read, hear, view).

Extract relevant information.

◆ Synthesis:

Organize information from multiple sources.

Present the result.

◆ Evaluation:

Judge the result (effectiveness).

Judge the process (efficiency).

Students will work on monthly projects using the Big6 Skills.


Topics Cover

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Internet Safety

  • Research

  • Accessing Information

  • Presentation Tools

  • Digital Footprint

An information literate individual is anyone who has learned to use a wide range of information sources in order to solve problems at work, school and in his/her daily life.  ~Paul G. Zurkouski

Information Literacy is: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.

Information literacy includes many formats, books, periodicals, reference materials, and beyond not just computers.

The information literate student is one who accesses information efficiently and effectively, critically evaluates the information, and uses it accurately and creatively. There is an emphasis on independent learning and also an element of social responsibility. The information literate individual is someone who contributes positively to the learning community and society.

~American Association of School Librarians.