What is Information Literacy and Why it Matters
Information Literacy encompasses a student’s ability to recognize information needs, to identify appropriate sources, and to obtain, evaluate, and effectively apply that information in a responsible manner.
Everyone needs to know how to find credible sources of information. The OCTC Library wants students to learn what are acceptable and unacceptable sources of information and how to use information effectively in their coursework and for a lifetime.
You may read here about the history of Information Literacy at Owensboro Community and Technical College.
Why does it matter?
"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."
Source: The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.