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What is Information Competency

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
This is a set of skills that allows the individual to identify the information need, manipulate information efficiently and make informed, intelligent, ethical decisions in academic, professional, and personal life.
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Using an Information Literacy Program to Prepare Nursing Students to Practice in a Virtual Workplace
Mona Florea (University of Rhode Island Library, USA), Lillian Rafeldt (Three Rivers Community College, USA), and Susan Youngblood (Texas Tech University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-893-2.ch023
The chapter presents healthcare examples of the current virtual working environment and introduces nursing skills necessary for evidence-based practice in a virtual workplace. The authors discuss how the Nursing Information Literacy Program was designed and implemented at Three Rivers Community College to assist nursing students in developing skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving, technological literacy, information literacy, and collaborative and cooperative learning. The authors hope that this example will serve as a model for creating other information literacy programs that prepare students for working in a virtual workplace.
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