Information Literacy

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Information Literacy for Engineering Students
YILDIZ BINKLEY Dr., Tennessee State University
As part of the Information Literacy Across Curriculum Service of the Library, the Information Literacy for Engineering Students, guides the students through writing research papers. The goal of this course is to ensure that Tennessee State University engineering graduates are information literate, lifelong learners who can efficiently and effectively determine the nature and extent of information they need, access and evaluate the information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into his/her knowledge base and value systems, use the information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose and understand the economic, legal and social issues about the use of information and uses it ethically and legally.

The complete information literacy? Unforgetting creation and organization of information 1. Isto Huvila
1. Uppsala University, Sweden
1. Isto Huvila, Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Box 625, SE-75126 Uppsala, Sweden. Email: -------------------------------------------------
Even though the concept of information literacy typically embraces an idea of a complete participation in an information community, its definitions have tended to underline the phases of seeking, searching and evaluation instead of creating information. Shortcomings of information creation can, however, explain many of the difficulties of finding information. This article develops the notion of information literacy with a specific focus on integrating creation and organization of information as central aspects of being information literate and discusses the implications of developing information creation processes from the point of view of information professionals and users. Finally, suggestions are made for how information creation might be improved in...