Information Literacy Models
Information Literacy Models help to define the steps of the information literacy process. In using a information literacy model, librarians and teachers can help to teach the research process and to help identify problem areas that a person may have. Some examples of information literacy models are provided below:
•[Big6]www.big6.com- Created by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, this model covers a six-step process that defines the information literacy process and problem solving. The six steps are: Task Definition, Information Seeking Strategies, Location and Access, Use of Information, Synthesis, and Evaluation
•Seven Pillars of Information Literacy- Developed by the Society of College, National, and University Libraries (SCONUL), this model focuses on the information literacy process within higher education.
•Information Search Process- Developed by Carol Kaulthau, this model has six stages, which are initiation, selection, exploration, formulation, collection, and presentation.
•PLUS Information Skills Model- Developed by James Herring, the PLUS model has four stages, which are purpose, use, and self-evaluation.