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Basic Information Literacy: Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy?

Definition 

Information literacy is the ability to be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information. 

Why is Information Literacy Important? 

Information literacy is important for today’s learners, it promotes problem-solving approaches and thinking skills – asking questions and seeking answers, finding information, forming opinions, evaluating sources and making decisions fostering successful learners, effective contributors, confident individuals, and responsible citizens.