You will be taught various modules by the librarians throughout the preparatory year in the Integrated Skills course, in both semesters.
Students in sections 001 and 002 will have similar modules.
Each section introduces a different module, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the library.
By the end of the course, an Information literate student will be able to:
1. Understand the need for information.
2. Have a clear idea of the resources available.
3. Find the information needed.
4. Evaluate results effectively.
5. Work with and exploit results.
6. Use information ethically and responsibly.
7. Communicate and share findings.
8. Manage and present findings.
According to the Association of College & Research Libraries, Information Literacy is defined as a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
Information Literacy is the basis to lifelong & Independent learning.
Khalifa University librarians & preparatory year faculty members use the 5 standards outlined in the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, by ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) to deliver Information Literacy. The customization of these standards provides a framework for assessing the information literate individual at Khalifa University.