Information Literacy

Information literacy is an important set of skills a student must learn to be a successful student, democratic citizen, smart decision maker, and a life-long learner.

Information literacy is the ability to:

  • Recognize the need for information
  • Find appropriate information
  • Evaluate information
  • Use the information to meet a goal (answer a question, communicate the answer to
    another, etc)

The more students understand how information is created, organized, & accessed the more efficiently and effectively they can find information. Some colleges require students to complete an information literacy graduation requirement which includes (but isn’t always limited to) a course such as Library Science 1, Basic Research.

Although our campus or district has yet to adopt an information literacy graduation requirement, all instructors have the opportunity to infuse their courses with activities that help introduce or reinforce information literacy concepts.