Why is information literacy important?
According to the American Library Association, "Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information." We are inundated with information from all kinds of sources: How do we find reliable information in an efficient way? How can we use the information we have to build on our skills and knowledge? How can we use and disseminate the information in an ethical way?
These skills are not only for students to use in an academic setting but for all of us to use to make better informed decisions in all aspects of our everyday lives. But for students, these skills are particularly important because they build a strong foundation for them to grow into smart, independent-thinking, capable citizens. To be successful, students will have to navigate the many resources available online and in print media.
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