The following twelve Information Literacy Standards, as adopted by the Carmel Clay Schools, shape the purposes and drive the programs of the CHS library media program.
Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning
The student who is information literate:
Standard 1 Accesses information efficiently and effectively.
Standard 2 Evaluates information critically and competently.
Standard 3 Uses information accurately and creatively.
Standard 4 Pursues information related to personal interests.
Standard 5 Appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
Standard 6 Strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
Standard 7 Recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.
Standard 8 Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Standard 9 Participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
Standard 10 Understands the nature and operation of technology systems.
Standard 11 Uses a variety of technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, promote creativity, and communicate effectively.
Standard 12 Uses technology tools to solve problems and make informed decisions.
*Based on the Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning developed by the American Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Chicago: ALA, 1998 and the National Educational Technology Standards for Students, International Society for Technology in Education,. NETS Project, 1998.