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Information Literacy in Higher Education

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Overview

This guide will help Rockhurst University faculty and staff learn more about information literacy in higher education.

“Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand.” American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy

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.

Contact one of the librarians highlighted in the boxes to the right if you would like to schedule an instruction session for your class or have a course instruction guide created.

"Introduction to Information Literacy", American Library Association, July 27, 2006. http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/overview/intro (Accessed February 6, 2012)

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