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Information Literacy in Higher Education

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 the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning (American Library Association, 2015).

Contact the RLAS librarian 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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