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Information Literacy

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.”

American Library Association
1989, Information literacy 

“Information literacy, the ability to locate, process and use information effectively, equips individuals to take advantage of the opportunities inherent in the global information society.”

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1991

An information literate person can:

bulletRecognize that accurate and complete information is
the basis for intelligent decision making
bulletRecognize the need for information
bulletFormulate questions based on information needs
bulletIdentify potential sources of information
bulletDevelop successful search strategies
bulletAccess sources of information
Evaluate information
bulletOrganize information for practical application
bulletIntegrate new information into an existing body of
bulletUse information in critical thinking and problem solving

National Forum on Information Literacy, 1992

21st Century Skills Digital-Age Literacy

Basic, scientific, economic, and technological literacies

bulletVisual and information literacies
bulletMulticultural literacy and global awareness

Inventive Thinking

Adaptability and managing complexity

bulletCuriosity, creativity, and risk taking
bulletHigher-order thinking and sound reasoning

Effective Communication

bulletTeaming, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
bulletPersonal, social, and civic responsibility
bulletInteractive communication

High Productivity

bulletPrioritizing, planning, and managing for results
bulletEffective use of real-world tools
bulletAbility to produce relevant, high-quality products

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