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What is Information Literacy ?
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Information Literacy is defined as:
the ability to know when there is a need for information and to use skills, resources, and tools to~

1) inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

2) draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge

3)  share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society

4) pursue personal and aesthetic growth  to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the question or problem at hand

For more information, check out the National Forum on Information Literacy

Last Modified on April 27, 2011