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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Information Literacy for Mortals
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 13:34:31 -0500
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There's an interesting article at the site below that discusses managing information to make decisions.

The topic it addresses is how to decide when you've collected enough information to make a decision. I think there is a significant gap between where lab workers stop in pursuing safety information and what outside observers might expect. We may want to consider how the information literacy strategies described here apply to chemical safety decision-making, particularly in the lab setting, where emerging processes are incompletely documented (as Rob just pointed out)...

- Ralph

Information Literacy for Mortals

In the academic imagination, depth and attention are the highest of virtues. But in pushing students to apply high-attention strategies to all incoming information, we risk creating a new and dangerous shallowness.

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Membership Chair
American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety

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