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Information Literacy

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 »

Get to know Iona WorldCat

Iona College Libraries has implemented a new discovery tool, Iona WorldCat. The new search interface will bring together results from multiple resources including our physical collections as well as thousands of articles and digital resources. A comprehensive guide to using Iona Worldcat is now available.

Iona WorldCat Guide