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Points of View

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Points of View:

 

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

 

a. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias.

 

            Librarians provide students with criteria to evaluate information.

 

           Examples:

 In SLU200, students are introduced to CAARP (currency, accuracy, authority, relevance, purpose) as a means of evaluating information sources.

 

The Library Tutorial explains how to evaluate information, especially that which is found online.

 

 

        d. Recognizes the cultural, physical, or other context within which the information was created and understands the impact of context on

            interpreting the information

 

Librarians can refer students to sources of information in different contexts.

 

Examples:

In SSC101, librarians assist students in locating sources that discuss an aspect of human behavior from the anthropological, psychological, and sociological points of view.

 

Librarians inform students that there are descriptive dictionaries that attempt to describe usage of a word as it is presently used in a society's language AND that there are prescriptive dictionaries (i.e., Webster's, 1828) that prescribe or instruct readers on the standard usage of a word in a society's language.  

 

3.5. The information literate student determines whether the new knowledge has an impact on the individual’s value system and takes steps to reconcile differences.

 

a.  Investigates differing viewpoints encountered in the literature

 

Librarians assist students in locating resources that present various points of view.

 

Examples:

At the reference desk, a student who is researching the pros and cons of alternative energy sources might be directed to the CQ Researcher database which contains reports on topical issues with a "pro/con" section.

 

There are many issues in today's society on which there are opposing viewpoints and divergent opinions; students are encouraged and supported in the research process by faculty Librarians who help them locate and examine relevant resources before writing their thesis statement or legal  brief, opinion/argumentative paper, etc.    

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