Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world. Legal and socioeconomic interests influence information production and dissemination.
The value of information is manifested in various contexts, including publishing practices, access to information, the commodification of personal information, and intellectual property laws. The novice learner may struggle to understand the diverse values of information in an environment where “free” information and related services are plentiful and the concept of intellectual property is first encountered through rules of citation or warnings about plagiarism and copyright law. As creators and users of information, experts understand their rights and responsibilities when participating in a community of scholarship. Experts understand that value may be wielded by powerful interests in ways that marginalize certain voices. However, value may also be leveraged by individuals and organizations to effect change and for civic, economic, social, or personal gains. Experts also understand that the individual is responsible for making deliberate and informed choices about when to comply with and when to contest current legal and socioeconomic practices concerning the value of information.
Engaging with Information Literacy - Information Has Value Webinar
Zuboff’s comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled “hive” of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit–at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. NOTE: The NU Library does not provide access to this resource.
Examines how both critical pedagogy and critical information literacy are applied throughout a credit-bearing course as well as in specific lesson plans. The ideas explored in this book can be adapted for a variety of class and course lengths and for a range of students. NOTE: The NU Library does not provide access to this resource.
Provides short essays reflecting on personal practice, describing projects, and exploring major ideas to provide inspiration as you begin or renew your exploration of critical pedagogy. Note: NU Librarians referenced Chapter 14: The failed pedagogy of punishment: Moving discussions of plagiarism beyond detection and discipline.
Provides approachable explanations of the ACRL Frames, various learning theory, pedagogy, and instructional strategies, and how they are used to inform the development of information literacy lesson plans and learning activities. NOTE: The NU Library does not provide access to this resource.
Explores the information revolution that continues to gather pace, as the understanding and management of information becomes even more important in a world where data can be transmitted in a split second. NOTE: The NU Library does not provide access to this resource.
Decodes the Framework for Information Literacy and its six threshold concepts, offering practical advice and suggestions as to how to help students get started on the road to information literacy, and more than 5 classroom-ready Framework-based exercises that address each threshold concept at the beginner level, scaffolding to the intermediate level.
Provides information literacy practitioners with a thorough exploration of how threshold concepts can be applied to information literacy, identifying the important elements and connections between each concept and relating theory to practical methods that can transform how librarians teach. NOTE: The NU Library does not provide access to this resource.
Willson, G., & Angell, K. (2017). Mapping the Association of College and Research Libraries information literacy framework and nursing professional standards onto an assessment rubric. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 105(2), 150–154.
Battista, A., Ellenwood, D., Gregory, L., Higgins, S., Lilburn, J., Harker, Y. S., & Sweet, C. (2015). Seeking social justice in the ACRL framework. Communications in Information Literacy, 9(2), 111–125.
In a future state where religion and books have been banned, a librarian is judged obsolete and sentenced to death. Air Date: Jun 2, 1961 Note: You must be a CBS All Access subscriber to watch this video.
A tool that can help students recognize that information has value is the A-Z Databases page available in the menu bar on the library’s homepage. The A-Z Databases page is an alphabetical listing of all of the library’s individual research databases.
Instructional Design Librarian Taylor Duncan is available to meet with Subject Matter Experts, Instructional Designers, and faculty/staff involved in course creation or revision to discuss information literacy and use of learning resources.
Allows for searching, browsing, and contributing to a repository of materials related to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Results filtered by "Information Has Value" under Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed.