This is the definitive work on information literacy. Michael Eisenberg, kwn worldwide as one of the originators of the invative Big6 Information Problem Solving Process, and frequent presenters on the subject Carrie A. Lowe and Kathleen L. Spitzer have extensively revised and updated the original book for this long-awaited second edition. Tracing the history of information literacy, the authors discuss its ecomic importance; examine past, present, and current research in the field; and explain how information literacy relates to the national standards transforming K-12 education and higher education today. The authors also look at examples of information literacy in several different contexts, underscoring both its importance and pervasiveness in our society. Learning to be critical and savvy consumers of information is necessary in today's world. This book provides both the theoretical background and practical guidelines to confidently impart these essential skills to your students.
Michael B. Eisenberg is dean emeritus and professor at the Information School of the University of Washington. Carrie A. Lowe is Internet Policy Specialist for the American Library Association. Prior to this she was Senior Education Associate for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). She is a frequent presenter on the topics of information literacy, information problem-solving, and educational technology. Kathleen L. Spitzer is Library Media Specialist, Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Cicero, New York. She is a frequent presenter of workshops on information skills and technology.
Carrie A. Lowe, Carrie McGuire, Kathleen L. Spitzer, Michael B. Eisenberg