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Woksape Tipi - Academic/Public Library and Archives: THE MATRIX


We ALL learn one step at a time-Matrix of Learning Outcomes

Matrix of Information Literacy and the Research Process : Student Learning Outcomes

Information Literacy Standards

Standard One-Determine Extent of Information Needed

Standard Two-Access and evaluates information effectively & Efficiently

Standard Three-Evaluate and determine Effective Use of Information

Standard Four-Use information effectively to accomplish effort

Standard Five- use  information and recognize ethical,  legal guidelines for access and use

Research Process introduction

Task Definition- what do I do-what information will I need; evaluate need to find information to fulfill purpose-personnel or academic.

Info Seeking strategies-identify types and sources for information; evaluate time element using search methods, efficiency of search.

Location & Access-Physical component access to resources-evaluation of sources.

Use of Information- resources-evaluation of source, cost of effort summarize, beginning of synthesis.

Synthesis & Evaluation-uses information and access legally, ethically; acknowledges citations, copyright).



Recognizes the need for information

Selects information appropriate to the problem or

question at hand

Summarizes the main ideas to be extracted from the information gathered

Determines probable accuracy by questioning the source of the data

Identifies and discusses issues related to privacy and security in both the print and electronic environment


Recognizes that accurate and comprehensive

information is the basis for intelligent decision making

Distinguishes among fact, point of view, and opinion Identifies inaccurate and misleading information

Applies information in  evaluating information and sources

Selects information that provides evidence for the subject (topic)

Identifies and discusses issues related to free vs. fee-based access to information


Formulates questions based on information needs

Retrieves information online or in

person using a variety of methods

Compares new knowledge, the value and.or contradictions in information

Revision  to determine whether the initial query (search) should be revised.

Understands ethical, legal and socio-economic surrounding use of information and technology.


Identifies key concepts and terms that describe the information need.


Refines the search strategy if necessary.

Validates new information understanding and interpretation with peers, experts

Reviews information retrieval sources used and expands to include others as needed

Demonstrates an understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use of copyrighted material


Recognizes that existing information can be combined with original
thought, experimentation, and/or analysis to produce new information

Differentiates between primary and secondary sources, recognizing
how their use and importance vary with each discipline

Determines if initial  search should be revised

Communicates, organizes and synthesizes information for successful position, argument.

Preserves the integrity of information resources, equipment, systems and facilities