Archive for December, 2008

CITL Answers – December 2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Question: “Given that my students are already so tech-savvy, how does information literacy fit into the curriculum?”

Answer provided by Nicole Brown, Instruction coordinator & Reference Librarian

Information Literacy is much broader than technological competency.  Like critical thinking, it encompasses a wide range of skills and thought processes.  Information literacy is about determining, accessing, and evaluating information as well as understanding how information is socially situated and produced.  These skills become increasingly relevant with the complexity of the information landscape.

Emerson librarians contribute to information literacy across the disciplines by creating tools, resources and programs to support information needs expressed in the goals of Emerson’s programs and curricula.  Collaborations across campus will ensure that students have the skills and resources required to meet the information needs of their disciplines now and after graduation.