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Analyze how information literacy relates to each aspect of the scholarship, practice, and leadership model in a specific profession or discipline.

Address the following:
What would a leader look like with no scholarly background?
What would a practitioner look like with no leadership skills?

Reading material
Badke, W. (2009, July/August). How we failed the net generation. Online, 33(4), 47.
Russell, P. (2009). Why universities need information literacy now more than ever. Feliciter, 55(3), 92.
Turusheva, L. (2009). Students' information competence and its importance for life-long education. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 12, 126.

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Information literacy refers to the ability to identify what information is required, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information, locate the sources, evaluate the sources, and sharing the information. These are skills required to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. It means the ability to know when there is need for information. To be able to locate, assess, and use that information for solving the problem. These are abilities that a person in a specific profession or discipline requires to participate intelligently in that society.

In a specific profession or discipline, scholarship refers to significant, creative, and original engagement with an idea. Scholarship also means research that advances theoretical knowledge, application of that knowledge, and the production of a work. Without information literacy, a person cannot achieve significant, creative, and original engagement. Specifically, scholarship involves synthesis of information across disciplines, across topics, or across time. It also involves engagement, that is teaching and learning. Academic study or achievement cannot be achieved easily without information literacy.

Practice in a specific discipline or profession means the use of a method, procedure, process or rule. Practice implies the application of the idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use. Practice involves putting thoughts or ideas into action. Without information literacy, a ...

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The answer to this problem explains how information literacy is required in scholarship, practice, and leadership models in a profession.The references related to the answer are also included.

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The other references provided information concerning information literacy.

American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the
American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.

Bruce, C. (2002, July). Information Literacy as a Catalyst for Educational Change: A
background paper. Retrieved December 15, 2005 from httw://www.nelis.gov/libinter/

Michigan 8th Grade Technology Literacy. (2005), March). Retrieved July 22, 2006 from
http://www.techplan.org/FAQs TechliteracyRequirement.pdf.

Parallels: Marco Polo and "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (2002, December).
Retrieved July, 18, 2006 from www.marcopolo.wednet.edu/Resources/NCLB

Presidential committee on information literacy: Final report. (1989), January 10).
Retrieved December 15, 2005 from http:www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acr1pubs/

The No Child Left Behind Act Special Report (n.d.) Retrieved July 18, 2006 from

University of Phoenix (2006). Plagiarism Tutorial [Computer Software].

Zabel, D. (2004), January). A reaction to "information literacy and higher education."
Journal of Academic Librarianship, 30(1), 17-21.

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