The KnowHow Project was born out of the need for an Information Literacy program at UMass Lowell. The American Library Association(ALA) defines that as the ability to get information when you need it. With so many resources available to students at UML, it became necessary to train students how to use it. These skills aren't just used here at UML, though. When students leave the university they will have skils that will help them investigate and learn throughout their lives.
Information Literacy Links
Here are links to various Information Literacy web sites:
The purpose of the KnowHow site is to serve as an information literacy portal for on campus as well as online students. It has become clear in the recent past that as the amount of information available online has increased, the accompanying skill level of students to effectively search for and discern the information they do find has not kept pace. Multiple studies have shown that college students could use a little help with basic library/Internet search techniques and strategies. This website aims to offer this type of assistance by helping to define and explain some of the more basic “forensics of knowledge.” while at the same time, exposing students to faculty thinking and expectations when it comes to college level research and information use.
The KnowHow project is the brainchild of Mitch Shuldman (MLS, Ed.D.), Media Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(None of these links are functional)