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UCC Library’s Digital Information Literacy programme supports the goals of the University’s Academic Strategy. These skills will support students as self-directed and lifelong learners.
By engaging in our Information Literacy programme students are:
Discovering the inquiry process, building confidence in their research skills
Learning to evaluate the information they find
Improving the quality of their assignments
Acquiring skills in planning, organising, critical thinking
Discovering diverse opinions, cultures
Building their digital fluency
6 Strands of UCC Library Digital & Information Literacy Framework
Academic Scenario: Seek and select appropriate websites, digital databases and library resources to prepare for an assignment on a specific topic.
Personal Scenario: Balance social networks, traditional and new media broadcasts, and personal reading and research to stay informed on a complex societal issue for an upcoming referendum.
Employment Scenario: Prepare for a job interview using a wide-range of information from company profiles, to annual reports and other company publications, as well as marketing materials and social media channels
Academic Scenario: Conduct a systematic review using a variety of subject-specific library databases, making use of their advanced search features and alert options, while exporting results to a preferred citation management software.
Personal Scenario: Curate a social media news feed, adopting multiple perspectives, including those that don’t always align with your point of view.
Employment Scenario: Create a team Slack Channel, sharing examples and best practice related to a project you’re working on.
“Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.”
CILIP definition of Information Literacy 2018 - www.cilip.org.uk