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2009

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Beyond Buzz Words And Skill Sets: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Information Literacy, Anne E Shelley Aug 2009

Beyond Buzz Words And Skill Sets: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Information Literacy, Anne E Shelley

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

The concept of information literacy should go far beyond users’ acquisition of banked skills. The competence to execute a keyword search in a specific database, navigate a library catalog, or memorize a certain call number does not indicate users are able to think on their own feet. Users who are truly information literate have the capacities to solve problems, think independently and are able to structure their own research processes once they leave the classroom. Effective, engaging instruction is the vehicle through which users can achieve these sought-after attributes; when they are interacting with information and confronted with options, such ...


Author Addenda, Karen S Fischer Jul 2009

Author Addenda, Karen S Fischer

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Faculty at many large academic institutions have endorsed author addenda, to be used by authors when signing a publication agreement. These addenda, if accepted by the publisher, allow the author to retain rights to use their work in several ways. Some examples are: freely posting their article on their own Web sites, depositing copies of their work in a repository (institutional or disciplinary), and using their work in future works, such as new editions or in ways not yet imagined. In short, an addendum allows authors to share their research more widely, and gives them the added benefit of increasing ...