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ERIC Number: EJ1055638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
On Solid Legal Ground: Bringing Information Literacy to Undergraduate-Level Law Courses
Ryesky, Kenneth H.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v7 n2 p21-35 2007
The complexities of the Internet and other electronic data technologies have greatly heightened the information literacy needs of students in all subjects. Law courses are common components of many undergraduate programs and other settings external to a law degree program. The field of law has many information literacy aspects which are specialized, if not unique to the field of law. The legal information literacy basics have grown complex, and continue to do so. Successful mastery of the legal information literacy skills requires practical exercise in addition to textbook reading. Information literacy can no longer be left solely to librarian. Collaboration between instructor and librarian has great potential for bringing information literacy to the students. But several logistical, technological, economic, social and political issues complicate the process and planning behind information literacy initiatives. Awareness of these issues, and a willingness to address them, can enable students to build competent legal information literacy skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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