Information literate students understand that the world of information is complex. They think critically about information that they encounter, in any format, and are able to locate appropriate information for their context and need. They are ethical and intentional in their own creation of information. Their skills seamlessly transfer from one program and situation to another and create a foundation for lifelong learning.
Information Literacy with RDP Library includes:
Information literacy at Red Deer Polytechnic is informed by and based on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Outcomes of our Framework include:
|Authority & Evaluation of Information||Information Creation||Power & Value of Information||Information Ethics||Research Process||Scholarship as a Conversation||Information Searching|
|Format Choice||Value of Personal Information||Plagiarism||Identify Information Need||Types of Sources||Choosing Search Tools|
|Scholarly vs. Popular Information||Creation Tools||Privacy and Security||Citation Basics||Create and Revise Question||Information Cycle||Keywords|
|Peer-Review Basics||Communication Style||Information has Value||Citation Advanced||Synthesize Information||Disciplinary Communication Conventions||Search Basics|
|Evaluating Advanced||Publishing||Open Access||Copyright Basics||Identify Gaps in Research||Enter the Disciplinary Conversation||Analyze Results and Revise Search|
|Peer-Review Advanced||Missing Voices||Creative Commons||Search Advanced|
|Publishing Industry||Copyright Advanced|
Red Deer Polytechnic recognizes that our campus is situated on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the central Alberta region we serve falls under Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land where RDP sits. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.