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By Scott Lanning

Being a good college librarian calls for appearing as an energetic tutorial accomplice, an suggest for info literacy and knowledge assets, and a reference librarian. Now in its 3rd version, this concise e-book will give you a fantastic beginning in offering reference providers to scholars in addition to lecturers. It information all points of offering crucial reference prone within the context of the AASL criteria, the typical center country criteria, and the evolving position of present day university librarian.

Author Scott Lanning emphasizes provider and guideline whereas addressing themes reminiscent of inquiry, serious considering, development middle reference abilities, digital and net assets, management abilities, and digital reference providers. The booklet starts off with chapters that debate details and the information-seeking procedure. the subsequent sections hide the availability of reference companies, equipment for educating info literacy, using digital assets commonly, and the construction of library assets that help reference and guideline. The textual content concludes with an review of the worth of reference and guide companies to the varsity and beyond.

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Information literacy is also important to all disciplines. So when we teach information literacy, we are also teaching critical thinking. 1. Models of Information Literacy Information Fluency 1. Ask 2. Access 3. Analyze 4. Apply 5. Assess Information Search Process 1. Initiation 2. Selection 3. Exploration 4. Formulation 5. Collection 6. Presentation 7. Assessment Research Process Seven Pillars Pathways to Knowledge Big6 1. Choose a broad topic 2. Get an overview 3. Narrow the topic 4. Develop thesis statement 5.

Information fluency is of particular interest to us. 1. The definition of information fluency is “the ability to unconsciously and intuitively interpret information in all forms and formats in order to extract the essential knowledge, perceive its meaning and significance, and use it to complete real-world tasks” (Crockett, Jukes, and Churches 2011). The Common Core State Standards The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were written by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers with the idea of improving education across the country with clear expectation and challenging goals (“The Standards” 2012).

Tepe under the sponsorship of Follett. It was designed with K-12 in mind. Students are encouraged to evaluate and reassess at each step along the way (“Pathways to Knowledge” 2013). This is one of the few models that mention information management. The Big6 Skills The Big6 was developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, and like Pathways, it is aimed at K-12 students. According to its Web site, Big6 is the most popular information literacy model in the world (“Big6 Skills Overview” 2013). It is a linear model that takes you through the research process.

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