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Information Literacy in the Sciences Task Force

:: Virginia Baldwin is circulating the following e-mail on a number of listservs. It concerns scitech information literacy, and is worth a look:

The proposed Standards for Information Literacy for Science and Technology, developed by the STS Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology, have been posted to the Task Force Web Site at http://sciencelibrarian.tripod.com/ILTaskForce/ILIndex.htm

We want this document to describe information literacy in the sciences and technology as completely as possible. We seek the collective knowledge representative of the broad background and experiences of the STS membership. Please look through the proposed standards on the Web site and make comments and suggest additions relative to your discipline and experiences. There is a form on the Web site for you to submit your comments electronically or you can e-mail them to sciencelibrarian@hotmail.com.

We have given a deadline of May 25th for comments to be incorporated before their presentation at ALA Annual.

The proposed standards are annotated as follows:

1. Underlining denotes changes in wording from the original ACRL document.

2. References to quotes from standards documents and various articles are
indicated at the end of some standards, performance indicators and outcomes.

3. A file, QUOTES FROM REFERENCES USED IN THE PROPOSED STANDARDS, is linked from the main page of the task force and gives the sources or actual wording of most of the quotes.

Members of the Task Force look forward to your comments.

Virginia Baldwin (Ginny)
Chair, STS Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology
Head, Engineering Library
Patent and Trademark Depository Librarian
W204 Nebraska Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0516
Email: vbaldwin2 AT unl.edu

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