ERIC Number: ED368358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Information Skills: A Report from the Ad Hoc Committee.
New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
In 1990 a committee was formed to develop a list of information skills that could be used by New Hampshire library media professionals to help them develop plans for integrating such skills within their schools. Information skills are processes needed to access, evaluate, organize, communicate, and apply information efficiently and effectively. The following core objectives, which are considered important for all grade levels even though implementation differs according to grade, were developed: (1) understanding the function of information in contemporary society; (2) using libraries and information systems as sources of information and recreation; (3) demonstrating responsible and ethical use of information technologies; (4) recognizing strengths, weaknesses, and impacts of information sources; (5) clarifying information needs and developing search strategies; (6) using a variety of skills and strategies to record and organize information; (7) constructing meaning from information; (8) using a variety of methods and formats to communicate information; and (9) evaluating the effectiveness of search strategies and information use. Four appendixes provide examples of determining levels of emphasis, information skill plans, a sample unit, and a sample planning form. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Literacy, Information Processing, Information Utilization, Integrated Activities, Library Services, Media Specialists, Search Strategies, State Programs, Technological Advancement, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Identifiers: Information Skills; New Hampshire