Information Literacy Outcomes Table

SKILL/TOOL BEGINNER OUTCOMES INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES ADVANCED OUTCOMES
1. Communication
Getting Connected Where to connect on campus: in addition to this lab, any C&C lab, e.g., OUGL, or at CSSCR (Savary)
Electronic Mail Using PINE send & receive messages; manage messages using folders; use address book and address lists; using PINE to read newsgroups; understand and abide by netiquette. Getting Started with PINE Pine Information Center: www.washington.edu/pine/tutorial.4/
Pine Tutorial. An interactive tutorial which includes screen image: www.hcc.hawaii.edu/hccinfo/help_desk /pine/pine_tutorial.html
using attachments to forward files of various formats (file transfer prerequisite); moving files received and messages to other applications; (un)subscribe to a listserv use setup option to tailor PINE; mail forwarding config; use additional listservs features appropriately (digest, set nomail, etc.); use filters for unwanted email
Information Gateway Basics of UW Libraries' "Information Gateway", navigate through menus; take info away from this search (save, mail, print, request) anticipate when to use "Information Gateway" to find appropriate info
Netiquette understand and function with basic principles of responsible use of email & newsgroups; cite sources accurately; understand and function with basic principles of responsible use of email & newsgroups; cite sources accurately "The NET: User Guidelines and Netiquette", by Arlene Rinaldi is a complete treatment of netiquette: http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net/ locate and use information which provides netiquette guidelines for various activities
Usenet Newsgroups Locate, subscribe & read newsgroups via PINE; understand and abide by newsgroup etiquette (read newsgroup FAQ) Full participation, reading and posting; locate newsgroup faq. Usenet Newsgroup Hierarchy with Searchable FAQ Archive Use newsgroup & faq's as part of Internet research strategy to gather information on topic, useful internet sites, etc.

DejaNews (now: groups.google.com/) -- searches through newsgroups to find postings on topics you specify, e.g. "gis and faq". Once you find interesting postings, you can also identify useful newsgroups, based upon where the messages were posted and responses.

2. Search and Retrieval
Internet Structure Basics of information superhighway UW Libraries Internet Guide Series (basic how to's)

NorthWest Net excellent publication, The Internet Passport. The www UW uniform account version can be found:

U Texas at Austin internet guide
Internet glossary:
www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html
National Spatial Data Infrastructure Data Clearinghouse
WWW Browsing use browser, begin with dept or class page; able to retrieve files to desktop using browser (text, images, etc), basics of uniform reference location (URL). Introduction to Educational Resources on the Web:
faculty.washington.edu /~zald/webclass.html
Exploring the World Wide Web
locate needed information using "Directories", e.g. Yahoo, or "search engines", e.g. Google or Metacrawler, understand and use other Internet protocol search tools integrate other internet services into info retrieval strategy, e.g. newsgroups
Data Retrieval retrieve data files from a source such as CD-ROM, Internet, etc, e.g....

Info on compact discs in government publications. UW Libraries alphabetical list of electronic resources:

Computer & Electronic Database Information (page in Libraries' server - page for each unit):

import files retrieved from external source (CD-ROM, Internet, etc) into software application (spreadsheet, database, GIS, wordprocessor) ??
File Transfer move files from desktop to uniform access account and vice versa using ftp or equivalent (fetch, ws-ftp) move files from anonymous ftp site to account or desktop use archie, anarchie or equivalent to identify files to be transferred
Evaluation of Information distinguish between scholarly and popular sources; recognize bias of author and/or source regardless of format (e.g. print, internet) evaluate quality of argument or data within a source locate and use information which confirms or clarifies reliability of information, especially statistics
Research Strategy know the names and locations of index(es) and other finding aids appropriate to the discipline; able to conduct effective searches; ask for help when needed use appropriate indexes and finding aids to locate government info; use appropriate Internet search tools understand and use the publishing patterns of the discipline to anticipate where to find needed information
3. Bibliographic Citations
Library Catalog and Assoc. Bibliographic Databases conducting effective searches using Boolean logic; using index databases in conjunction with the catalog to locate needed information in the libraries' collections; ability to interpret bibliographic citations selecting appropriate databases; using controlled vocabulary (LCSH or appropriate thesaurus) to increase precision and relevance of search results using added features of on-line system, e.g. saving searches to run against catalog or database updates;using Interlibrary Borrowing to obtain materials unavailable at UW Libraries
Manage Bibliographic Information interpret and use bibliographic citations, interpret and use statistics use an application program to store information Procite, etc) use features of an application program to retrieve stored info using specified criteria
4. Information Manipulation
Information Presentation Map design - different map types map design - elements of design map design - effective use of elements
Analysis Operations attribute data analysis, e.g. descriptive statistics GIS spatial data analysis
Information Publishing HTML URL links HTML coding HTML and PERL

Source: Nyerges, T., et al. [ Allen Award Report, 1995]


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