Information Literacy and Technology

Author(s): Carla List-Handley, Holly Heller-Ross, Elin O'Hara-Gonya, Alison Armstrong

Edition: 5

Copyright: 2013

Pages: 136


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Information Literacy and Technology explains the basic systems used to organize information and helps readers clearly define their information needs. This text addresses concepts and skills that are foundational to information literacy and identifies issues and questions of appropriate and ethical use of information.

Information Literacy and Technology features:

  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
  • Chapter highlights at the end of each chapter
  • Search Tips and Concept Checks that emphasize important concepts and provide opportunities for further clarity
  • Skill Checks that provide opportunity for students to apply concepts as they learn them
  • Screenshots throughout the text to help readers visualize textual concepts and skills 
  • Suggested assignment questions for each chapter with additional assignments on the companion website
  • A Comprehensive research assignment on the companion website
  • A Glossary that defines important information and technology literacy research terms
  • A Bibliography that cites sources quoted in the text and provides a model for readers

Author Biographical Info
Introduction to the Fifth Edition
How to Use This Book

Chapter 1 Planning
Learning Objectives
What Is Information?
Why Is It Necessary to Organize Information?
What Are Some Ways to Organize Information?
Library Classification Systems
How Is the Web Organized?
The Research Process
Making Your Topic Work
Aspects of a Topic, Contexts for a Topic
Getting Help in Analyzing Your Topic: Tools for Research
Information Characteristics and Your Information Need
Physical Format and Organization of Information
Finding Information Sources in Different Organization Systems
Chapter Highlights

Chapter 2 Searching
Learning Objectives
Search Tools
The Scope of Search Tools
What Search Tools Do
Selecting the Best Search Tool(S)
What Do Search Tools Contain?
Analyzing Your Topic and Using the Web
Boolean Logic and Boolean Searching
Field-Specific Searching
Subject Headings, Tags, and Facets
Searching Topics Effectively
Chapter Highlights

Chapter 3 Evaluating
Learning Objectives
Evaluating While Planning
Evaluating While Using Search Tools
Access to “Invisible” Information
Types of Evaluative Criteria
Pulling the Evaluative Criteria Together with Star
Star: Using All the Criteria to Make Your Final Selections
Chapter Highlights

Chapter 4 Integrating
Learning Objectives
Ethical, Legal, and Socioeconomic Issues Surrounding Information and Information Technology
Citation vs. Plagiarism
The Make-Up of Citations
Style Manuals and Formats
Endnotes or Footnotes
Thinking About Information
Ownership of Information
Privacy Issues
The Digital Divide
Chapter Highlights


Carla List-Handley

Carla List-Handley taught information research to undergraduates at SUNY Plattsburgh for more than 20 years. She received her Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Iowa. She received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 1995, and was named the Librarian ofthe Year in 1997 by the Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries. She was promoted to SUNY Distinguished Librarian in 2003.

Holly Heller-Ross

Holly Heller-Ross is Dean of Library & Information Services at SUNY Plattsburgh. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh and an MLS from SUNY Albany. She worked as a public librarian and then hospital1ibrarian before joining the faculty at Plattsburgh in 1994. Holly attended the ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion programs in 1999 and 2002. She received the SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2000, was a 2003 Fellow in the Plattsburgh State University Institute for Ethics in Public Life, and conducted research in Cairo, Egypt as a Fullbright Scholar, studying information literacy and librarianship at the University of Cairo in 2007.

Elin O'Hara-Gonya

Elin O’Hara-Gonya is an Instruction & Reference Librarian at the SUNY Plattsburgh. She earned her Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from American University. She will earn a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh in 2013. Elin's research has focused on undergraduate information literacy topics, as well as the effects of student emotional problems on the practice of reference librarianship.

Alison Armstrong

Alison Armstrong is the Director of Information & Instruction Services at the University of Vermont. Prior to that, she worked as the Director of Undergraduate Initiatives and Head of the College Library at UCLA. Alison has also held various positions at the American University in Cairo (AUC), the University of Cincinnati and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned a Master of Arts in Library Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Alison's work has focused on undergraduate library services related to teaching, learning, and technology and she has spoken and published on topics related to information literacy and student learning, including critical thinking, research skills, and the role of technology.

Related ISBN's: 9781465216748, 9781465204820




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