Geared to the K-12, I really like the basic approach to information fluency that can be found in the works of the 21st Century Fluency Project. Thank you guys. They use the phrase InfoWhelm. I think we can relate to that. They approach the basic skill set for information literacy with these five steps. Good approach:
ASK – coming up with the right questions will ensure success; yes, you need a defined target.
ACQUIRE—knowing where to look and looking among multiple resources will ensure success.
ANALYZE – I like the way he describes this, as doing a background check on data you uncover. evaluate.
APPLY – Yes, your goal. Did it answer your questions and can you now decide or act on it?
ASSESS – This is what I have emphasized in the idea of 'think about your thinking.' Evaluate the process and what worked and didn’t’. Did your info quest succeed?
go to their website and learn -- http://www.fluency21.com/