Information Literacy

The Media Services Program focuses on the belief that information literacy, communication, and technology skills are fundamental for students to “learn effectively and live productively in an increasing digital society.”

Essential Information Literacy Skills for Students:

Utilize Library Media Center (LMC) resources for need or purpose.
Develop an appreciation for literature and leisure reading.
Utilize and apply evaluative criteria to a variety of LMC resources to develop critical thinking skills.
Follow, monitor, and evaluate the inquiry process.
Form concepts, theories and conclusions based on information retrieved, synthesized and evaluated.
Develop products in a variety of formats to communicate the message.
Utilize LMC resources to retrieve and evaluate information for career and personal interests.
Utilize and apply technology resources appropriate for the information and communication need.
Demonstrate ethical, legal, and safe use of information and technology.

Big6 Research Model

The Big6 Skills for Information Literacy is a set of skills which provide students with a problem-solving strategy they can apply at all grade levels and across all curriculum content areas.

Essential Skills

1. Use the Big6 Model to develop a research strategy/plan to complete the inquiry process.Search, select, organize, and assemble information for communication with others.
2. Use, analyze, and compare a variety of resources in different formats to obtain information.
3. Compare and evaluate information from primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
4. Prepare oral, written, and multimedia presentations to communicate information to others.
5. Recognize and prepare bibliographic citations per adopted manual of style (e.g. MLA, APA).
6. Form concepts, models, and theories based on evidence collected, evaluated, and integrated.
7. Develop awareness of laws/ethics governing privacy, copyright and intellectual freedom. Utilize information in an ethical, responsible manner.

Student Technology Competencies

Essential Skills

1.        Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

2.       Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

3.       Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

4.       Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

5.       Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

6.       Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.