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Tara Fitzpatrick: About Information Literacy

Social Science Reference and Instruction Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

What is Information Literacy

Information literacy is...

Critical thinking (including recognizing what information is needed; how to find, organize, and evaluate information; how to use information ethically)

Lifelong learning

Research skills

Research process

Teaching students how to systematically approach new topics

Teaching students discipline-specific tools

Information Literacies in the Disciplines

Links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education


Infographic from Project Information Literacy

Related Literacies

These literacies are closely related to information literacy and can often be integrated to enhance an assignment.