Assumptions


 

Assumptions:

 

3.2 The information-literate student articulates and applies initial criteria for evaluating both the information and its sources.

          c. Recognizes prejudice, deception, or manipulation.

 

Librarians familiarize students with criteria for evaluating information.

 

Examples:

In the library sessions for SLU100, students are introduced to CAARP (currency, authority, accuracy, relevance, and purpose) as a means of evaluating information; they are directed to examine the "purpose" behind the information. 

 

In the Library Tutorial, students are introduced to the research process, including how to read for meaning, how to evaluate resources for currency, authority, and verifying and evaluating online resources. http://saintleo.libguides.com/content.php?pid=273385&sid=2292112.

 

Librarians help students grasp the concept of using "scholarly and peer-reviewed" resources via vendor databases and that are contained in credible educational digital projects versus using information gained from an unvetted website.