Information literacy: its history and problems.
Dec 15, 2009
How we recognize information illiteracy may point to what we think constitutes information literacy. And we do recognize information illiteracy: the person who clicks through a phishing email, the person who forwards chain mail messages, the person who believes, based on one fake email or web site, that Canada has changed its climate change policies. And while I agree with Doug Belshaw that information literacy may be seen as some sort of process, there is a clear sense in which the term 'information literacy' recognizes achievement, the being of a person in some state such that they would not make mistakes such as are described above (and perhaps even know why not). I would like to have seen more in this post; it is definitely worth a look you want to linger in a summary of the rich resources in this field.