Components of Information Literacy
Below are links about information literacy from The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
What Is Information Literacy?
As defined by the American Library Association, information literacy involves the ability to "recognize when information is needed and [...] to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." (ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy - Final Report).
This concise definition, while helpful, cannot fully address the complexity of information literacy. For a more comprehensive explanation please see the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Compentency Standards for Higher Education.
Information Literacy Defintion and Examples
Thank you to Seminole State College librarians and Seminole State faculty of the 2011-12 Library Committee, who granted permission to adapt their information literacy guide.