Monday, September 24, 2012

Officially Fall Up Front

View of Davis Library's Main Entrance around 11:30 a.m. Monday 9.24.12
It's officially fall here "up front" and all over campus at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College.

We're entering Week 6 of the term and there's a cool crispness in the air reminding us to use our time wisely as things can change quickly around us.

Speaking of time management, we'll be making a series of blog posts soon on each of the steps of the "Research Process," a strategy or plan for finding the quality information you need to successfully complete class assignments and other problem-solving tasks in a timely fashion.

The skills you develop through the "Research Process" are very much akin to those abilities that the Davis Library strives to promote through its emphasis on Information Literacy.

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) characterizes an information literate individual as being able to:
  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Assess the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally   
(From ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education found at:               

So please, keep checking back with us as we go over this topic in greater detail in the next couple of weeks.

Then... as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to "Ask Us!"

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