Definition & Standards
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." Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. American Library Association. 2006. (Accessed July 10, 2017). Library instruction sessions, LibGuides and the Research 101 course are based on these standards.
Information literacy skills are essential in today's world. Student development of information literacy is a process that spans the entire college experience.