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Information Literacy

information about Information Literacy and the Information Literacy Training Program at UPH

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Johannes Oentoro Library
UPH Tower, Building C, 3rd floor
Lippo Karawaci
021.5460901 ext. 1370, 1382

Information Literacy

INFORMATION LITERACY is 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. (ACRL, 2000). These abilities are essential for 21st century education to achieve its ultimate goals which are to produces an independent and long-life learner generation. According to this definition, there are main areas where students need to be literate in order to be a successful learner and furthermore, member of information society. Those main areas are:

  • Recognize the information needs

  • Locate the information in various kind of resources and materials

  • Select and evaluate the best suitable information for their need

  • Use the information in analytical manner and appropriate ways 

To support that goal, The Johannes Oentoro Library initiate the Information Literacy Training Program that provides some courses to enhance student's information literacy abilities. The training program use The BIG6 model as one of information literacy model as its training frame work. The model cover all the essential information literacy competency areas as mention in ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) definition. The trainer use this model as a guide for students to help them whenever they deal with information problem. All the courses have been developed based on this model. To the present time, we offer 9 courses of information literacy training for students and staff. We manage to conduct regular survey to evaluate the courses, to be sure that the courses are the most needed by the library user. 

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Request an Information Literacy Class

The Library provides Information Literacy Training on request. The minimum number of participant for a tutorial session is 5 people.  Tutorials can be arranged for students, lecturers, or staff.

 

For more information, contact

Dhama Gustiar Baskoro SIP., M. Pd. (Training Coordinator)
E-mail: dhama.gustiar@uph.edu
Phone: 5460901, ext.1375 (07.00 - 16.00)

Course Modules

The existing course modules provided by The Johannes Oentoro Library are:

  1. Defining your information need.  This course helps students define the scope of their information need, articulate their problem. and formulate the keywords needed to find information. Through this course student will be trained to find their topic, change the topic into a research question, define the indicators, and produce the keywords needed for searching electronic databases.
  2. Using Online Database.  This course helps new researchers find articles or information using databases provided by The Johannes Oentoro Library. It also discusses how to use boolean search and search limiters in each database.
  3. Effective Internet Research.  This course provides guidance on conducting effective internet research using a variety of online search engines, especially Google. Through this course, users will be trained in using boolean logic, Google search syntax, and meta-search engines.
  4. Web Evaluation. This course helps users select, evaluate, and analyze appropriate websites, data, and information for research. Through this course, students are trained in principles to consider before choosing a website for research information.
  5. Effective Reading.  This course provides guidance on applying the SQ3R method as an effective reading method. By applying this method, students are able to read more effectively and retain the information longer in their long term memory.
  6. Plagiarism & Citation.  This course develops a student's awareness of plagiarism and how to avoid it and gives guidance in creating proper citations according to a variety of citation methods (e.g. APA, MLA).
  7. Basic paper writing.  This course helps students make an outline and develop it from a basic skeleton draft to the final work using four steps of writing. It also discusses how to choose a topic and how to develop paragraphs and types of writing.

ILTP Testimonials

What do students say about ILTP?

Venus Dwi Cahya (Faculty of Education)

“Melalui pelatihan IL saya mendapatkan banyak hal dalam pencarian informasi di internet secara cepat dan akurat. Pelatihan ini juga membantu saya dalam pengerjaan tugas akhir.” (Karawaci, November 12, 2014)

Hesti Utami  (Faculty of Nursing)

“The tutorial can be a helpful program for me because I rarely to make essay and I have difficulty to learn about internet using. But after I got this program,  I know how to enter internet, I know about online journal also know about plagiarism.”

Stefanus Erick Winoto (Faculty of Computer Science)

“The tutorial gives me information for make a good research and now I know how to find some subject in internet with short time.”

Saputra W. (Faculty of Science and Mathematics)

“It helps me a lot in studying also shows me the best and fastest way to look for information.”

Christabelle Nanetta (Conservatory of Music)

 “Program ini membantu saya mengetahui bagaimana membuat sebuah essay yang baik dan benar dan bagaimana mencari data-data yang dibutuhkan dengan efektif melalui internet.”

 

What do lecturers say about ILTP?

Fransisca Sidabutar (Faculty of Psychology)

"Penulisan ilmiah adalah keterampilan yang esensial dalam pendidikan tinggi. Kelas ILTP sangat membantu mahasiswa (dan saya) untuk menggunakan mesin pencari dengan  lebih efektif dan efisien dalam mencari literatur ilmiah. Staf pengajar ILTP juga komunikatif dan mampu menyampaikan materi dengan menarik. Saya sangat merekomendasikan kelas ini untuk diikuti oleh mahasiswa sejak tingkat awal untuk menjadi bekal menghasilkan karya ilmiah yang bermutu dan memuliakan Tuhan. Kelas ini juga bermanfaat bagi para dosen sebagai modal mempersiapkan kuliah, melakukan penelitian, dan merancang pelayanan masyarakat yang didasarkan pada penemuan terkini." (Karawaci, November 12, 2014)

Dame Elysabeth Tarihoran (Faculty of Nursing)

“It was an excellent opportunity for our students to experience the training and to use the e-resources they had not previously known. As a lecturer, I can feel that this training contributes a significant progress to our students in finding valuable additional learning resources…. I definitely recommend this course to anyone for their professional development.. Thank you for the Library team for this brilliant idea…”

Selvi Suwu (Faculty of Education)

"Menurut saya dengan adanya ILTP ini sangat membantu mahasiswa, terutama bagi mahasiswa baru. ILTP membantu mahasiswa dari mencari sumber-sumber belajar ( buku, internet, jurnal) hingga cara belajar yang benar dan tepat di tingkat universitas, seperti cara mencatat, cara mengutip, sampai cara penulisan daftar pustaka. ILTP adalah kegiatan yang sangat positif dengan tenaga pengajar yang kompeten dalam bidangnya. Jadi, semoga ILTP terus ada dan tambah maju dengan lebih banyak lagi informasi yang dapat dibagikan. Terima kasih sudah dapat bekerja sama dan belajar banyak dari ILTP."

Abednego Trigumono (Faculty of Education)

"Pada semeter ganjil yang lalu, kami dibantu oleh Bpk.Dhama beserta tim Library pada mata kuliah Study Technique. Sesi yang diberikan adalah mengenai teknis penulisan referensi.  Sesi yang diberikan Tim dari Library sangat membantu kami dan mahasiswa terutama mengenai etika pengutipan dan cara-cara pengutipan yang benar. Materi tersebut menjadi kebutuhan mahasiswa yang sangat penting tidak saja secara teknis namun juga memberikan wawasan etika pengutipan agar mahasiswa tidak tersesat kepada hal-hal yang menyangkut plagiatisme tulisan. Dengan itu, kami dilatih untuk membuat tulisan dengan sumber-sumber yang relevan serta menggunakan sumber-sumber penulisan secara benar dan dapat dipertanggungjawabkan. Berbagai cara dan tipe pengutipan diajarkan secara jelas dan akurat sehingga dapat diaplikasikan dalam tugas-tugas perkuliahan mereka berhubungan dengan penulisan paper-paper serta makalah.Semoga kerja sama ini akan terus terjalin untuk lebih meningkatkan kemampuan dalam hal menulis."