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Information Literacy

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

Information Literacy

There's a vast amount of information at our fingertips, but getting the best information can be challenging. To get the best information, you need skills. You need to be information literate. According to the American Library Association, 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.” 

For an expanded description of information literacy, watch the video, "What is Information Literacy?"

What is Information Literacy (YouTube video)

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