If we know something about information literacy we most know something about information problems.

How do I know if I have an information problem?

Are they obvious?

If I have an information problem what are the chances someone else has already solved it?

Is is easier to retrieve a solution or recreate it?

What are information Problems

  • discover information
  • manage information
  • analysis information
  • present / represent information

What tools are available to solve information problems

  • Google

Types of Problems

# Single answer to question (who won the world series in 1953?) # Multiple (but finite) choices

So let me explain what I mean by search literacy. Faced with a problem a person is search literate if they can choose the appropriate tools for the task and analyse the problem effectively to use the tools available to tackle the problem.

Chris Yapp