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The Importance of Information Literacy
Information literacy is 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.
American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report.(Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)
Information literacy is a critical skill that enables a person to locate, retrieve, critically evaluate, and ethically use information. It allows a person to know the difference between fact-based news and "fake news" or "alternative facts." Information literacy will allow students to excel as students, in the workplace, and in everyday life.