Information Literacy Influence, Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership

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Information Literacy Influence, Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership
The mastery of literacy is a fundamental aspect used by scholars in advance studies research and development where leaders gains essential data that is crucial in their decision-making activity. The integration of information literacy into the academic learning is critical to capitalize the characterization of leaders’ ability and credibility within the leadership arena. In this paper it will summarize the key points and discuss the influence of information literacy.
Scholarship
Information literacy has influenced scholarship, practice, and leadership no matter what area or discipline. Credible literacy information is available at the public or private libraries;
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Negative effect of using Internet
Information from Internet source can be inaccurate and may affect students in formulating research questions and answers based on gathered information (Turusheva, 2009). The trend continues whereas students at the beginning level prefer to use Internet sources because of easier access to the material (Turusheva, 2009). This practice may have a devastating effect on to academic study because of the validity issues of millions of information circulating the web. Given its validity, the importance of using the latest technology is the information is updated regularly. According to Turusheva, “it is important to remember that 50% of information from the university becomes old in 5 years.” “Although new technology gives an opportunity to be fully responsible for own studies and trust own communication and information skills (Turusheva, 2009). In this argument, it is important to determine which one is valid and to select the crucial information (Turusheva, 2009). Using the crucial information to integrate into the study will represent a good formulated research result.
Information Credibility
The credible literacy information is available at public and private libraries, special organizations, and media. Internet is another source where literacy information is available, but most data