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Information Literacy: Welcome

Information Literacy is the process of locating information and using information ethically.

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. ~~Thomas Jefferson

What is information literacy?

"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. Producing such a citizenry will require that schools and colleges appreciate and integrate the concept of information literacy into their learning programs and that they play a leadership role in equipping individuals and institutions to take advantage of the opportunities inherent within the information society. Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand." -- Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report. January 10, 1989. Washington, D.C. 


Finding and Using Information

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