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Framework Focus: Process

Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method. The iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting product reflects these differences.

Information Creation as a Process


Key Sentence: Novice learners begin to recognize the significance of the creation process, leading them to increasingly sophisticated choices when matching information products with their information needs.

Knowledge practices:

  1. articulate the capabilities and constraints of various creation processes;
  2. assess the fit between a creation process and an information need;
  3. articulate the processes of information creation and dissemination in a particular discipline;
  4. recognize that information may be perceived differently based on its format;
  5. recognize the implications of information formats that contain static or dynamic information;
  6. monitor the value that is placed upon different types of information products;
  7. transfer knowledge of capabilities and constraints to new types of information products;
  8. Understand that their choices impact the purpose and message of information.

We teach:

  • The information cycle in response to events (ENGL 101)
  • The nature of different types of internet sources (ENGL 101)
  • Processes behind the creation of standard business data metrics (BADM 536)
  • Presentation creation (Symposium workshops)
  • Technology tools, explored using a “petting zoo” approach (EDUC 351 and other courses)

“Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” Association of College and Research Libraries, 11 Jan. 2016, http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework. Accessed 21 June 2016.

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