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ERIC Number: EJ905316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
Overcoming Challenges of the Technological Age by Teaching Information Literacy Skills
Burke, Melynda
Community & Junior College Libraries, v16 n4 p247-254 2010
The technological age has forever altered every aspect of life and work. Technology has changed how people locate and view information. However, the transition from print to electronic formats has created numerous challenges for individuals to overcome. These challenges include coping with the massive amounts of information bombarding people and sorting through a multitude of often inferior sources. To adjust and cope, individuals must acquire information literacy skills. The American Library Association defines information literacy as a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." Information literacy skills are a necessary skill for survival in today's information driven society. Schools must prepare students to be successful in the real world, by teaching them to become effective users of information through information literacy skills. Technological innovations are sure to continue to advance; therefore we must adapt and embrace these changes or we will be left behind.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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