Information Literacy and self empowerment.
We are not always lucky in life but with good information literacy skills we can be prepared for new opportunities that may come our way. Rumpelstilskin is an excellent example of how a girl uses a combination of good fortune and information skills to solve the problems she was facing.
Using the central narrative answer the following questions.
1) Why do people boast of things that cannot be done?
2) What is straw?
3) Why is gold so precious?
4) What is more valuable than all the treasures in the world?
5) Why are names so important?
Information Skills Process
Producing a research assignment is like baking a cake. You must be thorough in preparing the ingredients and follow the steps in the recipe carefully. Here are the six steps recommended for creating the best assignments.
1) Define the key words/subjects
2) Locate rich resources
3) Select information that suits the questions
4) Organise the results by themes, such as time, place or personality
5) Present the results in a variety of ways
6) Assess and evaluate the results of your search
Click on the hyperlink to see a comprehensive list of questions and answers on the site
that the NSW Department of Education uses to help students learn.
1. What ingredients do you put into a cake?
2. Where do you find the ingredients?
3. Who makes the best ingredients?
A bibliographic record not only gives information through metadata. It is also an exercise in visual literacy.
Look at the record below from the Bankstown Library online http://library.bankstown.nsw.gov.au/Libero/bankstown/toolbar/liberoWebApp.html
and answer the questions below.
Questions on the bibliographic record
1) What is the author’s name?
2) What is the uniform title?
3) What is the Physical description?
4) What is the call number?
5) Where is the book held?
6) Can it be borrowed?
7) Who is the illustrator?