Director's Note on the importance of Information Literacy (IL)
The Learning Resources Center (LRC) at Logan College of Chiropractic / University Programs is committed to providing the support needed to ensure that individuals have the intellectual abilities of reasoning and critical thinking. As librarians, we are here to help you construct a framework for learning how to learn. Information literacy is a key component for lifelong learning, especially in today's information age.
"Chiropractic's future success in the health care marketplace will depend on the adoption and the chiropractic colleges developing evidence-based curricula" (Giordano, 2002) and programming requiring students to be information literate within a community of learners.
The Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE) has established standards for student research competencies, specifically that students will be able to "demonstrate knowledge of relevant research methodologies and ability to critically appraise and apply the literature to clinical cases."
This guide provides an outline for information literacy standards.
Giordano, F.J. The role of the institution in developing the next generation chiropractor: clinician and researcher. Journal of Manipulative Physiology Therapy, 25, 193-6.
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Information Literacy (IL) Standards
The information literate student:
1. Determines the nature and extent of the information needed
2. Accesses the needed information effectively and efficiently
3. Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base
4. Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
5. Understands the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information ethically and legally
Information Literacy Defined
For complete document on information literacy, go to: Standards for Higher Education
Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individucals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
From the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
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