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Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Defining Information Literacy The Evolution of a Concept Information Literacy Research An Economic Perspective K-12 Education: Information Literacy in the Context of National and State Standards K-12 Education: Restructuring and Informaton Literacy K-12 Education: Information Literacy Efforts Information Literacy in Higher Education Technology and Information Literacy Information Literacy: The Future and the Past Appendix G: An Explanation of Rubrics and Their Application in Standards Education Appendix H: Being Fluent with Information technology Appendix I: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education References Annotated ERIC Bibliography Index

About the Author

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.

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"[A]ttempts to cover all aspects of information literacy, from the origins of the concept to its economic and political importance....a useful quick-scan resource that provides rapid access to the background and context of this pervasive concept and a quick guide to past and present research and assessment efforts."-Booklist/Professional Reading
"Bottom Line: Build your theoretical base--start here."-Teacher Librarian
..."a perfect book for student taking classes in information literacy or any introduction to information or education."-Public Libraries
"School and academic librarians will appreciate the comprehensive treatment the authors bring to this critical topic."-American Libraries
"[H]ighly recommended to all academic libraries collecting education and library science materials, and to all school libraries."-Curriculum Connections/School Library Journal
"A renowned expert on information literacy addresses history, economic importance, past and current research, theoretical underpinnings, and practical aspects. Global in scope."-Library Journal
"Starred Review If you believe that information and technology literacy is the bedrock of your library media job, then you must acquire this book....Highly Recommended."-Library Media Connection
"The book is recommended for instructors and their students in university or college programs for school librarians, and for people who are developing information literacy programs at all educational levels."-IASL Reviews Section
"This excellent resource to consult for background on information literacy offers definitions; an overview of the research; and national and state standards for K-12, post-secondary, and industrial institutions."-Reference & User Services Quarterly
"[I]nformation Literacy provides a comprehensive overview of the history of information literacy, the theoretical foundations established by Carol Kuhlthau's work, as well as a working definition that will ease any uncertainty for those willing to join the authors on this enlightening journey."-The Library Quarterly
" H ighly recommended to all academic libraries collecting education and library science materials, and to all school libraries."-Curriculum Connections/School Library Journal
" I nformation Literacy provides a comprehensive overview of the history of information literacy, the theoretical foundations established by Carol Kuhlthau's work, as well as a working definition that will ease any uncertainty for those willing to join the authors on this enlightening journey."-The Library Quarterly
" A ttempts to cover all aspects of information literacy, from the origins of the concept to its economic and political importance....a useful quick-scan resource that provides rapid access to the background and context of this pervasive concept and a quick guide to past and present research and assessment efforts."-Booklist/Professional Reading
?Bottom Line: Build your theoretical base--start here.?-Teacher Librarian
?...a perfect book for student taking classes in information literacy or any introduction to information or education.?-Public Libraries
?School and academic librarians will appreciate the comprehensive treatment the authors bring to this critical topic.?-American Libraries
?[H]ighly recommended to all academic libraries collecting education and library science materials, and to all school libraries.?-Curriculum Connections/School Library Journal
?A renowned expert on information literacy addresses history, economic importance, past and current research, theoretical underpinnings, and practical aspects. Global in scope.?-Library Journal
?Starred Review If you believe that information and technology literacy is the bedrock of your library media job, then you must acquire this book....Highly Recommended.?-Library Media Connection
?The book is recommended for instructors and their students in university or college programs for school librarians, and for people who are developing information literacy programs at all educational levels.?-IASL Reviews Section
?This excellent resource to consult for background on information literacy offers definitions; an overview of the research; and national and state standards for K-12, post-secondary, and industrial institutions.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly
?[I]nformation Literacy provides a comprehensive overview of the history of information literacy, the theoretical foundations established by Carol Kuhlthau's work, as well as a working definition that will ease any uncertainty for those willing to join the authors on this enlightening journey.?-The Library Quarterly
?[A]ttempts to cover all aspects of information literacy, from the origins of the concept to its economic and political importance....a useful quick-scan resource that provides rapid access to the background and context of this pervasive concept and a quick guide to past and present research and assessment efforts.?-Booklist/Professional Reading
.,."a perfect book for student taking classes in information literacy or any introduction to information or education."-Public Libraries

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