DEFINATION: Simply put, information literacy refers to the ability to identify when information you need is needed. For example, if a product manager was about to release a new version of one of their products and they were unaware of whether there were any errors in the new draft so the product manager would go about searching for any material discussing or mentioning his or her products recent changes.
If the product manager couldn’t find anything on the subject so he/she would reach out to their team (a resource) and ask them (another resource) if they knew what kind of errors might exist in that current version they’re working on. Information literacy is different from Information management because Information management is knowing how to manage information throughout its lifecycle while Information literacy is possessing the necessary skills and knowledge and it pertains only to this exact moment (when you need it).
Where do you get the information to do your job? Where does it come from? Where can you find information to get done what’s on your list? Where are some sources you trust the most when it comes to locating needed information?
Where are some ways that you like to process the information in order for it to be useful for you and your team to perform better? When using this type of data, what are the considerations that need to be thought over when it comes in terms of financial cost vs. opportunity cost, legal regulations that need due consideration in regards to specific types of data like patient records, etc… ?
As an Information Manager, how do I make sure I use my skills ethically and legally (with consent when legally required) when collecting this information; who should I know about if there is any questionable activity taking place?
Access the right information effectively and efficiently. That means having quick access to all your data bases, while looking things up in databases related to your industry. Of course, it’s important that you use the citations properly when writing reports because not everyone is going to accept what you say at face value (and should they not buy-in right away, you need to be prepared with any necessary proof or empirical data).
You need to ensure that your sources are credible and trustworthy because others will be using this for their own projects too – so there’s no time for errors! Lastly, make sure you understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding how you use information related to your business – there are certain rules you must follow when publishing material on the Internet!
Think of information as a toolkit. It’s vital to know when and how to access the tools in your kit, and which ones will become helpful in any given situation. (ACRL (American College and Research Libraries) 2000).
For example: you need wood for your product, but that wood came from a rainforest that was destroyed. How do we deal with that? Well, we make sure to take advantage of all our available resources, like finding similar replacement materials to use such as bamboo (Crawford 2011).
A writer’s or artist’s words and visual encodings, such as colors, fonts, and elements of design can be used to influence a viewer’s interpretation. Authors use visual rhetoric when writing an informational enclyclopedia article to sway consumers’ buying decisions, voting preferences in a referendum election balloting in the United States in which the candidate that receives a plurality of votes but not necessarily a majority of all votes cast is elected, and emotional responses to alphametic equations with multiple solutions in which each digit is used once. Consult Image analysis to better understand how specific elements of art work together with text.
To use rhetoric, you need to develop an awareness and an understanding of how people process information – their affective processes.
You also need to know how readers/viewers interpret the information they see or read across all modes (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) of communication.
Rhetorical analysis is based on #rhetoricaltools which are broken down into fallacies (#fallacy): 1) fallacious ethos (#ethos), 2) fallacious pathos (#pathos), 3) fallacious logos(#logos), and 4) fallacious kairos (#kairos).
Engaging in rhetorical analysis requires readers to develop an awareness and understanding of the rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, logos, etc.) and logical fallacies. The following are organized based on their associated rhetorical appeal: fallacious ethos, fallacious pathos, fallacious logos, and fallacious kairos.
Writers use visual rhetoric to sway consumers’ buying decisions between brands, voting preferences for political candidates, and even emotional responses to images.
To get a better understanding of how this works beyond purely seeing something that makes you feel fuzzy or “warm” to read about, check out our techniques broken down into the six categories listed above to dissect an image into its essential components.
Creating an awareness of the rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, logos, and kairos) and logical fallacies is easy to do.
Simply examining how the elements of Persuasion (rhetorical analysis) are organized can help you better understand them all. By using these appeals to your advantage during persuasive writing, you will be able to construct productive texts that encourage your audience to act in a particular way or see things from your perspective.
Social: Meaning-making happens through people interacting with others and comparing interpretations. This process helps determine how things should be done in a culture or society (example: writing a check is a socially accepted manner of settling debts).
Social: Meaning-making happens through socially produced and understood practices that become normalized through social interactive processes. For example, when one writes a check, she is participating in social practice that has become normalized by the social actions of other people in the past (example: writing a check).
Affective: The concept of meaning making is an intangible element which means that it cannot be physically perceived as such.
However as a part of one’s understanding or as a factor to consider, the “meaning making experience” can be felt and experienced through movement and play (examples: one experiences pleasure when engaged in an active discussion; likewise one might tap their feet to communicate disinterest towards something).
A recent initiative has been created for those who notice everyday things around them that would benefit from a bit of critical thinking, which can be used as a sort of cautionary tool to identify problematic trends and patterns that may otherwise be hidden from view or dismissed as inconsequential.
Some topics that fall into this category include but are not limited to: assault, culture, racism, homophobia & transphobia , systemic injustice, wage inequalities across genders/ ethnicity /disabilities etc., labor trafficking and human trafficking.
These expansive conceptions of literacy represent the rich, complex, and diverse ways in which people communicate and make meaning.
They also help us clearly see that literacy is not simply, for instance, knowing how to read or write passages in front of an audience. Literacy is instead a system of skills that come in many forms – including accepted, traditional ones like reading and writing but also non-traditional ones like communicating with others through social media or even texting!
This is important to remember because historically literacy has only been seen in certain contexts – often cases where people aspiring to be literate had to take on their king’s language for example!
However, it’s crucial to understand that literacy can come in lots of different forms – some of which are very modern!
In the modern world, literacy is expanded beyond reading and writing to include engaging additional multimedia forms of text such as pictures, videos, and music.
But still in some systems of education around the world (most notably public school systems where children and youth must adapt to a rigid schedule and structure), students operating outside of these norms or “outside the lines,” are often seen as misbehaving.
This default label puts students on the defensive without understanding that they’re often challenging established norms in their own way for new ways.
Some young people demonstrate interest in non-traditional artistic outlets like poetry or graphic novels while others focus on certain genres such as dystopian literature or mystery fiction.