"Information literate people are those who have learned how to learn....They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand.”
(ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy)
Information Literacy means knowing:
But, wait, isn't everything searchable online?
Lots of information is freely available online, but part of being information literate is knowing how to search effectively so you can locate exactly what you need without wasting time. Lots more information is available via the hidden web, the subscription databases that the library provides. And lots of information isn't available online, like primary source and archival information and reference resources and data. The library can help you find it all.
MORE INFORMATION: ACRL: Information Literacy Resources
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Our mission is to integrate information literacy into learning across the curriculum. We do this by:
The Ramsey Library information literacy instruction program strives to create lifelong learners by utilizing teaching methodologies that respond to individual differences in learning style and level, and include such teaching strategies as active, collaborative, and inquiry- or problem-based learning.