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Information Literacy

This is a learning guide designed to teach students about information literacy and why it matters.

Pulling It All Together

Ultimately, information literacy is about critical thinking. Armed with the right skill set, information users can navigate through the complex and often confusing world of information. Information literacy is really a set of life skills because we encounter, use, and create information in all aspects of our lives. To make good decisions based on facts and evidence, we need to be able to find information sources, evaluate their credibility and quality, analyze and synthesize them, and apply what we have learned from them. Using information comes with ethical responsibilities and sometimes legal obligations. As we turn more and more towards technology and digital information as our preferred communication methods, issues of access, privacy, and social responsibility become greater challenges.