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This is the definition for Information Literacy given by the ACRL:

Information Literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. An information literate individual is able to:

    • Determine the extent of information needed
    • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
    • Evaluate information and its sources critically
    • Incorporate selected information into one¬ís knowledge base
    • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
    • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

Information Literacy

The following webpages are intended primarily for librarians and others who are interested in the topic of Information Literacy.

Here you will find:

  • Information on the Konstanz Information Literacy Project
  • Materials for the model course Information Literacy
  • Links to related topics