• What is a good book for me?
• What are good ways to do research for various class projects (or my own interests)?
• How can I show that I know how to use a library?
*Student will know how to define the information task
*Students will know how to locate and access resources
*Students will know how to employ information seeking strategies
*Students will understand how to effectively use the information they gather
*Students will know how to synthesis the information they gather in the appropriate format
*Students will know how to evaluate the quality of their finished product as well as their own effort
*Determine the information problem to be solved
*Reformulate a complete statement of the task
*Pick out key words embedded in a question
*Ask a good question
*Understand and follow printed and/or oral directions
*Determine what sources are available
*Independently gather resources
*Determine if the source is usable
*Access appropriate information systems, including: online databases, union catalog, electronic multimedia
*Develop alternatives and to seek a variety of materials
*Determine which information is most/least important
*Recognize that information can be gathered from many sources, including investigation, observation, and human resources
*Use appropriate criteria for selecting sources
*Distinguish facts from opinion
*Accurately and completely summarize/ paraphrase the main idea from written and oral sources
*Read, listen, view, and touch carefully to acquire information.
*Organize information in clear, coherent presentations
*Present information in ways appropriate to the task
*Participate effectively in discussions and debates
*Produce personally designed products to communicate content
*Demonstrate a high degree of confidence in the quality of the product produced
*Assess the product for completeness, strengths, and weaknesses
*Develop criteria to determine the effectiveness of the process used to solve the problem
*Provide recommendations to improve results
*Determine the need for further information
*Informal observation and conversations with students.
*Rubrics in conjunction with classroom teachers
Catlin Library Catalog: http://catalog.catlin.edu/
Global Issues in Context: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/port60236?db=GIC
Online-Reference books: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?prodId=GVRL&userGroupName=catlin&authCount=1&u=catlin
Journals and Periodicals on-line: http://cm.oslis.org/
Collection development completed with particular focus on both multicultural topics and authors of diverse backgrounds.
See specific units for collaboration with classroom teachers.