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Library Information Literacy

Library Resource Guide detailing information literacy, digital literacy, critical thinking skills and resource evaluation.

What is Information Literacy?

What is Information Literacy?

Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit. Information Literacy has also been referred to as digital literacy or media literacy. Regardless of the terminology, be it digital literacy or media literacy, having information literacy skills are the fundamentals to thrive in a digital space. Common Sense Education

Information Literacy Landscape Graphic

Information Literacy Landscape Graphic

Information Literacy (critical thinking and evaluation) overlaps with Academic (learning development), Digital (ethics/e-safety and computer literacy and functional skills), Media (critical use of non-textual communication formats) and New Literacies (multi-modal learning) with study skills and academic writing, transliteracies, critical analysis and search skills.

Coonan, E., & Jane, S. (2014, April 29). "My dolly’s bigger than your dolly”, or, Why our labels no longer matter. Retrieved July 7, 2021, from https://librariangoddess.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-dollys-bigger/