Information Literacy

The American Library Association (ALA) 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.”

General Resources



Search Strategies & Boolean


Information Literacy Badge

Earners of the Information Literacy Badge are able to: Determine the nature and extent of their information needs. Access needed information effectively and efficiently. Evaluate information sources critically and incorporate information into their knowledge base. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. Understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the access and use of information.

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