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Information Literacy: -FINDS- Florida's Library Media Research Model


  • Focus on the information need
  • Investigate resources to search for answers
  • Note and evaluate facts 
  • Develop information into knowledge for presentation
  • Self-Evaluate presentation and search

FINDS, Florida's Library Media Research Model, incorporates research skills that are imbedded in the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards and provides a framework for the application of these standards through a sequential research process. By making use of a wide range of learning resources and the collaborative efforts of the classroom teacher and school librarian, students learn inquiry-based skills that are applicable across disciplines. Consequently, students acquire the dispositions and competencies needed to function successfully in this demanding, information-intense, technology-driven world.

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