INFORMATION LITERACY

Instructions

Reflect: Information Literacy

Evaluation Title: Information Literacy and Society

This assignment provides you with an opportunity to reflect on the sociocultural issues and implications involved with the concept of information literacy.

Throughout the course, you have applied the concept of information literacy to your academic work. For this unit, please expand your scope and in a 2-3 page reflective essay, share your thoughts on how you see information literacy being applied in our society.

Possible prompts include: are some groups more informationally literate than others? If so, why? Is this related to the concept of “information privilege”? If so, can you explain how? How does society benefit from a population that is informationally literate? How does a society suffer from a population that is not? Do you believe our society values information literacy? Why do you feel as you do? Should we care about whether a society possesses information literacy skills?

You may use the personal pronoun “I” in this essay. If you use secondary sources, be sure to provide a citation such as (Smith, 2002, p. 82) and the corresponding reference in APA style.

Your assignment submission should be a Word document that fully adheres to the instructions listed above.

Estimated time to complete: 3 hours

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