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Information Literacy: Essential Skills for the Information Age Second Edition


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This is the definitive work on information literacy. Michael Eisenberg, known worldwide as one of the originators of the innovative Big6 Information Problem Solving Process, and frequent presenters on the subject Carrie A. Lowe and Kathleen L. Spitzer have extensively revised and updated the original book for this long-awaited second edition. Tracing the history of information literacy, the authors discuss its economic importance; examine past, present, and current research in the field; and explain how information literacy relates to the national standards transforming K-12 education and higher education today.

The authors also look at examples of information literacy in several different contexts, underscoring both its importance and pervasiveness in our society. Learning to be critical and savvy consumers of information is necessary in today's world. This book provides both the theoretical background and practical guidelines to confidently impart these essential skills to your students.

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The revised edition of this guide for K-12 teachers provides theoretical background and practical skills for imparting information literacy to students. Eisenberg (dean of the Information School, U. of Washington) and his co-authors (an Internet policy specialist for the American Library Association and a high school library media specialist) trace the history of information literacy, discuss its economic importance, examine past and current research in the field, and explain how information literacy relates to national standards in K-12 and higher education.
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About the Author

MICHAEL B. EISENBERG is Dean and Professor of the University of Washington's Information School. He previously worked as Professor of information studies at Syracuse University and as Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse, which includes the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information &Technology, the award-winning AskERIC Internet information service and the Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM). Mike is a prolific author with numerous books and articles on information science and technology, information literacy, education, and the role of libraries. He is nationally known for his innovative approach to information and technology literacy: the Big6. Mike also consults with school districts, businesses, and government agencies on information resources, services, curriculum, technology, and management. He earned his Ph.D. in Information Transfer at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies and his MLS from the State University of New York, Albany.CARRIE A. LOWE is Internet Policy Specialist for the American Library Association. In this position, she analyzes legislation and policy related to library technology issues such as privacy, E-Rate and the digital divide. Prior to her role at ALA, Carrie was Senior Education Associate for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Carrie presents frequently to a variety of audiences on the topics of information literacy, information problem-solving, and educational technology. She has also written articles on these topics for academic and professional journals. Carrie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Education. She earned her MLS at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies in 1998 and was awarded the 1998 Graduate Leadership Award. Carrie is a member of Beta Phi Mu, the National Library Honor Society.KATHLEEN L. SPITZER is a library media specialist at Cicero-North Syracuse High School (Cicero, New York). She serves on school level and district level technology and software committees and maintains the school library's Web site. A 1991 MLs/School Media graduate of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Kathy has presented workshops on information skills and technology and has authored numerous books and articles on the topic. Kathy is a member of ALA-AASL, NYLA/SLMS, NYSUT, Beta Phi Mu (National Library Honor Society), and is active with the Central New York Media Specialits (CNYMS) an affiliate of NYLA/SLMS.

Table of Contents




Defining Information Literacy

The Evolution of a Concept

Information Literacy Research

An Economic Perspective

K-12 Education: Information Literacy in the Context of National and State Standards

K-12 Education: Restructuring and Informaton Literacy

K-12 Education: Information Literacy Efforts

Information Literacy in Higher Education

Technology and Information Literacy

Information Literacy: The Future and the Past

Appendix G: An Explanation of Rubrics and Their Application in Standards Education

Appendix H: Being Fluent with Information technology

Appendix I: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education


Annotated ERIC Bibliography


Product Details

Eisenberg, Michael B.
Libraries Unlimited
Lowe, Carrie
Spitzer, Kathleen L.
Eisenberg, Michael
Lowe, Carrie A.
McGuire, Carrie
Spitzer, Kathleen
Westport, Conn.
Information technology
Library & Information Science
Information literacy
Library & Information Science - General
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Edition Number:
Series Volume:
no. 03-11-007
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
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