The ability to locate, evaluate and use information, including ways in which it is organized. The Library 110 helps students acquire the basic skills for becoming information literate.
The ability to find, process, and evaluate the information individuals need to be lifelong learners equipped for the workplace in the Information Age. As information increasingly is stored and transmitted electronically, information technology skills are becoming more important.
alternative definitions] Implicit in a full understanding of information literacy is the realization that several conditions must be simultaneously present. First, someone must desire to know, use analytic skills to formulate questions, identify research methodologies, and utilize critical skills to evaluate experimental (and experiential) results. Second, the person must possess the skills to search for answers to those questions in increasingly diverse and complex ways. Third, once a person has identified what is sought, be able to access it. (p. 314) Lenox, Mary F. and Michael L. Walker. (1993) Information literacy in the educational process. The Educational Forum. 57(2):312-324.
an understanding and set of abilities enabling individuals to 'recognise when information is needed and have the capacity to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information', from Australian and New Zealand Information Literacy Framework, 2004 (pdf, 406kb) .
The American Library Association defines information literacy as 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." ALA also states that "information literacy is a survival skill in the Information Age." "Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning."
Knowing how to use computers and access information as well as the ability to critically evaluate that information and to reflect on the social, cultural and philosophical context of technology.
A skill that involves being able to use information successfully, including finding information, searching using various tools (e.g. internet, databases) and being able to critically evaluate the results.
the internalization of the research process to the point of successful, flexible application. The ability to refine data to information and use it to solve needs. Such application, combining judgment, decision-making, and common sense can be used functionally, aesthetically, academically, or scientifically.
the skill of finding, evaluating, and using information efficiently.
The competencies and skills students need to locate, retrieve, evaluate, analyze, and use information. These competencies are developed over time and are essential for lifelong learning.
A set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognizewhen information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." See: Introduction.
The life-long ability to locate, evaluate, use and create information.
The ability to recognize a need for information, find, evaluate and use that information in whatever format (print , online database, Internet, etc.) it appears.
The ability to access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources
Ability to assess the need for information, effectively access, evaluate and use the information to achieve the goal.
the ability to locate, understand, evaluate, utilize, and convey information at home, at work, and in the community.
The ability to identify an information need, and then to find, collect, organise, evaluate and use the information (Knight and Nestor, 2000).
Developing strategies to access, evaluate, use, and communicate information for learning, decision making, and problem solving.
the ability to recognise when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the information retrieved
The ability to identify an information need, and then to find, collect, organise, evaluate, and use the information. See also Learning Resource Centre.
The skills necessary to locate, access, and use information in today's society.
Information literacy enables an IPFW student to recognize an information need, develop a strategy to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information, and cite sources of information accurately.
the knowledge & skills needed to find information by analyzing information needs; manipulating library tools effectively (searching online catalogs; CD-ROMs, and the Web) to locate possible sources, and finally, to evaluate the credibility and usefulness of the material.
Skill in finding the information one needs, including an understanding of how libraries are organized, familiarity with the resources they provide (including information formats and automated search tools), and knowledge of commonly used research techniques. The concept also includes the skills required to critcally evaluate information content, and an understanding of the technological infrastructure on which information transmission is based, including its social, political, and cultural context and impact.
the abilities to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, effectively use, and communicate information in its various formats.
a set of abilities that allow people to recognize when they need information, where to locate it, and how evaluate and effectively use it.
The ability to find and understand the information people need to use in the Information Age. As information increasingly is stored and sent electronically, information technology skills are becoming more important.
A term for an individual's ability to determine his/her information needs, attain the information in multiple and most appropriate formats, comprehend the information and utilize the information appropriately. ACRL has published national information literacy standards, as has AASL, the national school association. Colorado has standards for Information Literacy in schools. See www.cde.state.co.us/litstandards/index.htm
According to the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Information Literacy is "the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent lifelong learners." ( SACS).
The ability to access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate information critically and competently, and use information accurately and creatively.
The ability to access, evaluate, organize, manipulate, and present information (including electronic information).
The skills required to use the search-and-find technologies to locate and sift through information as well as the skills needed to use that information effectively.
ability to access, evaluate and use information from all sources.
The ability to define problems in terms of information needs, to locate, evaluate, and apply information (see also BI).
Several conceptions and definitions of information literacy have become prevalent.