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"Trustworthiness doesn’t just come from being right, but from communicating the limits of the evidence, and regularly updating one’s view in light of new data and analysis." Michael Story and Stuart Ritchie, "How the Experts Messed Up on COVID-19." (Hint: by claiming more certainty than the evidence allowed.)
Information literacy is a growing field which studies how information is created, communicated, and understood. News literacy and media literacy are related subjects. In this context, "literacy" signifies the understanding or comprehension of the form as well as content of the information message.
Reference, Information Literacy, and Library Instruction
How to Argue with a Conspiracy Theorist
Four suggestions from the logic of argument, plus one about knowing when to withdraw.
Paul Zurkowski, coiner of the term "information Literacy"
Badke, W. (2010). Foundations of information literacy: Learning From Paul Zurkowski. Online, 34(1), 48–50.
I L and Personal Ways of Knowing
Swanson, T. (2006). Information literacy, personal epistemology, and knowledge construction: potential and possibilities. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 13(3), 93–112. https://doi.org/10.1300/J106v13n03_07
Suppressing Information on Social Media
by Poppy Noor, from the Guardian newspaper, July 30, 2020
Self-Efficacy and Web Literacy
Keshavarz, H. (2020). Web self-efficacy: A psychological prerequisite for web literacy. Webology, 17(1), 81–98. https://doi.org/10.14704/web/v17i1/a209
Naveed, M. A., & Anwar, M. A. (2020). Towards information anxiety and beyond. Webology, 17(1), 65–80. https://doi.org/10.14704/web/v17i1/a208
I L Internationally
Machin-Mastromatteo, J. D., & Lau, J. (2015). The arrival of information literacy. Information Development, 31(2), 190–193. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666915569147
Wrong Assumptions of I L
Wilder, Stanley. "Information Literacy Makes All the Wrong Assumptions." Chronicle of Higher Education 51.18 (2005): B13.
Teaching I L
Contradictory Attitudes among Faculty
Tewell, E. C. (2013). Full-time faculty view information literacy as Important but are unlikely to incorporate it Into their teaching. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(1), 84-86. https://doi.org/10.18438/B8VS4Z
How Do Faculty Understand I L ?
Badke, W. B. (2005). Can’t get no respect: Helping faculty to understand the educational power of information literacy. Reference Librarian, 43(89/90), 63–80. https://doi.org/10.1300/J120v43n89_05
Teaching News Literacy
LaPierre, S. S. (2020). 10 tips to promote news literacy. Computers in Libraries, 40(4), 26–29.