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Information Literacy  

You will learn how to become information literate through the exploration of this guide. It will assist you in finding, learning about, and deciding which resources to use. This is information literacy!
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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.

Image Source: Giustini, D. UBC Blog Photo: Information Literacy 

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