Information fluency includes the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information from various print and electronic sources. An information fluent student understands the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.
Information Fluency Program Outcomes
An information fluent student …
I. Identifies relevant information appropriate to their need;
II. Employs research strategies in order to locate information via a variety of methods and formats;
III. Evaluates a variety of sources according to pertinent criteria;
IV. Effectively uses information in order to accomplish a specific need;
V. Understands economic, legal, and social issues involved with information access and distribution;
VI. Applies ethical and legal standards when using information;
VII. Understands and values the research process and implements this process in future inquiries.