What is Information Literacy?
Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, all learning environments, and to all levels of education. The information literate person is able to recognize when information is needed, and, in an ethical manner, has the ability to locate, manage, evaluate, and use information for research, decision-making, and continued professional development.
ALA/ACRLInformation Literacy Guidelines for Various Disciplines »
Assignment Ideas Fostering Information Literacy Skills
Practicum for Finding Related Sources using Bibliographies: Suggest these simple ideas to students intersted in practicing research skills. Find an article for a chosen topic and locat other resources using that article's bibliography. Read More »
Information Literacy Standards
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), in concert with Middle States, developed a set of performance standards, each comprised of multiple skills, that define an information literate college graduate. Read More »