Concise guide to information literacy
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- ISBN: 9781440851384
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xv, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: Second edition.
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Concise Guide to Information Literacy
Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
Lanning (Southern Utah Univ.) defines multiple literacies relevant to students today and provides strategies for acquiring information-literacy skills. He brings his experience as a reference librarian and an instructor in the library media program at his institution to this task, with a text ostensibly written for students currently taking an information-literacy course and complete with assignments and exercises. The volume covers a wide range of topics connected to information literacy, such as the formulation of research questions, effective search strategies, and the evaluation of information; it is illustrated with figures of various aspects of information seeking and creation. As in the first edition (2012), Lanning's explanations of the roles of information in society are somewhat oversimplified and may lack some nuance and the complexity of recent work in library and information science literature. Nevertheless, the definitions and practical tips he provides will be very useful to students in undergraduate writing and research courses. Many books furnishing suggestions for teaching information literacy are available, but fewer guides exist for students themselves, especially ones like this presented so efficiently and with such understanding of the information needs of student-researchers. Summing Up: Recommended. Community college and undergraduate students; professionals/practitioners. --Melissa Anderson, Southern Oregon University