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Key Concepts

Level 1

Knowledge, Self-Inventory, and Beginning Skills

Level 2

Application and Analysis

Level 3

Synthesis and Effective Use

1. Identifies resources.
  • Identifies experts.
  • Identifies library resources and recognizes a variety of media.
  • Identifies on-line resources.
  • Identifies professional resources.
  • Identifies continuing education resources.
2. Retrieves and manages data.  
  • Selects appropriate resources.
  • Demonstrates effective interviewing techniques.
  • Conducts systematic searches of catalogs and databases using appropriate techniques to obtain needed information.
  • Creates and maintains a personal database
3. Interprets, evaluates, and uses information.    
  • Evaluates resource quality.
  • Analyzes data.
  • Interprets the meaning of the information.
  • Integrates related information into a coherent whole.
  • Develops a practical strategy for utilizing information resources to achieve a desired goal.
4. Uses electronic resources.
  • Recognizes computer resources.
  • Uses basic computer skills.
  • Uses basic on-line skills.
  • Interacts with different computer systems environments and demonstrates ability to transfer data between systems.
  • Adapts to changing technologies.
5. Understands ethical issues.
  • Identifies legal issues (copyright, plagiarism, piracy).
  • Identifies interpersonal issues.
  • Identifies issues of intellectual intent (perspective, bias).
  • Identifies sociopolitical issues relating to the appropriate use of information/technology.
  • Demonstrates understanding of legal issues.
  • ·Demonstrates understanding of interpersonal issues.
  • Demonstrates understanding of intellectual intent.
  • Demonstrates understanding of sociopolitical issues.
  • Evaluates legal issues.
  • Evaluates interpersonal issues.
  • Evaluates issues of intellectual intent.
  • Evaluates sociopolitical issues.

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