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Lavery Library's Information Literacy Outcomes

Evaluate

Assessing information for validity and need...

Benchmark

Do I have what I need?

  • Evaluate sources based on suitability for initial information need

Is my information valid in context?

  • Use research tools and indicators of authority to determine credibility of sources

What is the information ecosystem?

  • Monitor and assess the value placed upon different types of information products in varying context

Milestone

Do I have what I need?

  • Modify criteria for evaluating sources against an information need as new insights and discoveries emerge

Is my information valid in context?

  • Select resources from an array of choices, understanding that quality and legitimacy are derived from authority (e.g., subject expertise, societal position, special experience)

What is the information ecosystem?

  • Understand the social nature of the information ecosystem, where authorities actively connect with one another and information develops over time

Culmination

Do I have what I need?

  • Determine if assembled sources are sufficiently varied in content, format, and viewpoint, depending on the needs and nature of the search

Is my information valid in context?

  • Acknowledge the authority of scholars or publications in a discipline, allowing for thoughtful challenges to those authorities

What is the information ecosystem?

  • Evaluate information utility by examining the underlying process of its creation