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Information Literacy Workshops

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Information Literacy encompasses the set of skills needed to search, retrieve, analyze and use information   efficiently, effectively, and ethically. These library workshops provide a foundation of Information Literacy skills   to support your academic and professional success. What is Information Literacy?co curricular record logo and link 

Complete any five of our workshops and you will receive the Information Literacy Certificate,  which goes on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR). You may take more than one term  to complete 5 workshops.

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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