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What is Information Literacy?

Information a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." 1

These abilities are important to employers because they are necessary for:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • innovative thinking and
  • lifelong learning2


More Information:

1. Association of College & Research Libraries. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)

2. Raish, V., Rimland, E. (2016). Employer Perceptions of Critical Information Literacy Skills and Digital Badges. College & Research Libraries; 1/1/2016, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p87-113, 27p

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