Information and Technology Literacy
The Information and Technology Literacy Program in Salem, in addition to accessing content knowledge, is based on the premise that all students need to be able to find, analyze and use information effectively and safely. Library media classes not only support students in the development of their 21st century skills but also assist teachers to incorporate these concepts into their existing curriculum. The major components of the program are as follows:
· Definition and Identification of Information Needs
· Information Strategies
· Information Processing
Students apply information from a variety of sources and formats using evaluative criteria to interpret, analyze, organize, and synthesize both print and non-print material.
· Technology Use
· Responsible Use
Students assess the effectiveness of their information and technology choices for problem-solving and communication.