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Are you Information Literate?
Information literacy is the foundation for learning. It is important in the classroom and beyond. Performing research for a paper or class project requires information literacy skills, but these skills are also useful when buying a new car, deciding which candidate to vote for, and applying for a job.
According to the ACRL, an information literate person is able to:
- Determine the extent of information needed
- Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
- Evaluate information and its sources critically
- Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
- Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally