Appendix VII

Definition and learning objectives – Information Literacy

University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs Office of Evaluation of Student Learning

Information Literacy Skills Definition: A set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and
have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information (ACRL).

a. Specific Objectives i. For Freshman students The students will be able to: a) Recognize and define their information needs. b) Design and initiate an information search strategy. c) Identify relevant information in multiple sources. d) Apply ethical, legal and social statements or approaches when using information. ii. For Sophomore, Junior and Senior students The students will be able to: a) Determine the usefulness of information at hand. b) Interpret and use the information at hand. c) Effectively communicate the results of the information searched. d) Apply ethical, legal and social statements or approaches when using information.

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