Why is Information Literacy important?
Professors and librarians know the advantages and disadvantages of having information available at our fingertips at all times. Do students? To determine what information is reliable, scholars must:
- know what information they are seeking
- know how the information is organized
- determine the best sources for the information
- evaluate the sources
- share the information
Most incoming freshmen do not understand that a simple Google search or research in Wikipedia is not acceptable in college.
Librarians conduct information literacy classes for all levels (undergraduate and graduate) tailored to a specific assignment or generalized for a more comprehensive sessions. Please contact us to schedule one.
What is Information Literacy?
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) defines Information Literacy as the ability to "recognize when information is needed and [to] have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
Read more about Information Literacy from the ACRL's Web site.