A California State university Information Competence
Force has defined a set of core information competences.
In order to be able to find, evaluate, use,
and appreciate information in all its various formats, students must be
able to demonstrate the following skills:
Formulate and state a research question, problem,
not only within the conceptual framework of a discipline, but also in a
manner in which others can readily understand and cooperatively engage
in the search
Determine the information requirements for a
problem, or issue in order to formulate a search strategy that will use
a variety of resources.
locate and retrieve relavant information, in all
formats, using, when approprate, technological tools.
Organize information in a manner that permits
evaluation, synthesis, and understanding.
Create and communicate information effectively
Understand the ethical, legal, and socio-political
Understand the techniques, points of view, and
employed in the presentation of information from all sources.
* This specification was provided by the CSUB TLC 1/01