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Communication and Information Technologies: Information Literacy

Definition of Information Literacy

Information Literacy is 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” (The Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000).


Information Literacy Libguides is designed to provide information literacy skills, which are the most frequently needed in higher education and form the basis of lifelong learning and prepared in accordance with "ACRL STANDARDS: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" approved by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors in 2000.  This Guide consists of six steps of information literacy, which can be accessed via the page “Steps of Information Literacy” in the blue bar at the top of the screen. Each subject in the "Steps of Information Literacy"  is divided into short chapters. You can learn all information literacy skills by studying the content of the chapters at your own pace and structuring the learning process yourself. You can also select specific aspects that you have not mastered yet.