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Overview

about 1 month ago


Welcome to the Silverthorne Media Center!          

Our Mission:


The mission of the Summit libraries is to help students and faculty be successful finders and users of information and technology, and to enjoy reading and life long learning. Research shows that students with good information literacy skills perform and achieve at high levels on academic tasks!

Destiny Discover

Formerly known as Follett E-shelf, Destiny Discover is an online Library Book Catalog offered to all Summit County School District Students, and Staff.  Can't find the book in your school's Media Center?, use a portable device like a Chromebook and see if Destiny has a copy available.  Click the Flame and log-in today!
 

Cite Your Source - of course!

over 3 years ago

How to Cite Your Sources


Choose your resource and follow the examples below...

Book

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher's Name, Year of Publication.

 Example:

White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web. New York: HarperCollins, 1980.


Encyclopedia

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.”   Title of Encyclopedia. Year of Publication.

 Example:

Johnson, Brad E. “Spiders of the World.” World Book. 2005.


Website

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article”   Title of Website. Day, Month, Year of Publication. Day, Month, Year of retrieval.

 Example:

O’Brien, Miep R. “ Answers to Common Questions About Tarantulas.” Tarantulas.com. 1 Jan. 2008.  Retrieved on 9 February, 2008 .


DVD or Video

Title. Director First Name Last Name. Year. Format. Producer.

Example:

Creepy Creatures. Dir. Cynthia Van Cleef. 2005. DVD. National Geographic.


Magazine

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.”   Title of Magazine. Month, Day, Year of Publication:   pages.

Example:

Nelson, Richard. “Chilling Lessons.” Sierra. Jan. 2008: 34-39.


Newspaper

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.”   Title of Newspaper. Month, Day, Year of Publication:  pages.

Example:

Pounder, Lory. “Inspiring the Next Generation.” Summit Daily News. 7 Feb. 2008: A1-A2.

21st Century Information Literacy Skills

over 3 years ago

21st Century Information Literacy



Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Information Literacy

Standard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.

Standard 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.

Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.

Independent Learning

Standard 4: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.

Standard 5: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.

Standard 6: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.

Social Responsibility

Standard 7: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.

Standard 8: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

Standard 9: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.

 Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning.  American Library Association (1998).