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What is information competency? 

Information competency is the ability to identify an information need, locate information efficiently, evaluate information, and use information effectively.

 

Institutional Learning Outcome (ILO)

Critical Thinking & Information Competency: 

Students who receive a degree from Napa Valley College will be able to:  

 

Read and interpret college- level texts

Conduct research and obtain information from reliable sources Differentiate between facts, influences, assumptions, and conclusions Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information   Cite sources correctly, using established formats/standards   Apply logic to draw conclusions Conduct calculations and solve problems using quantitative reasoning   Interpret visual information conveyed through images, graphs, charts, and diagrams Demonstrate technological fluency   Evaluate alternatives, anticipate possible outcomes, and make informed decisions

Information Literacy Research Articles, Organizations and Websites