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What is information literacy?

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Information Literacy is an Institutional Student Learning Outcome.

Information Literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information and to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.  It involves extracting and evaluating meaning from a variety of sources and using a variety of methods, including critically reading written texts, actively listening to audiovisual materials and oral presentations, analyzing interpersonal communication, and making observations.  Students receive information literacy training in a variety of settings and have the opportunity to apply their skills across the curriculum.