Information Literacy

Definition from Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL):

“To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”

Further expanded by Stanford’s Key to Information Literacy (SKIL):

An information literate person:

  • Determines the nature and extent of information needed
  • Accesses the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system
  • Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and accesses and uses information ethically and legally

A Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education:

The six concepts that anchor the frames are presented alphabetically:

Information Literacy Blog Post from Academic & Research Librarians:

Information Literacy and Fake News


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