Why is Information Literacy Important?

Information literacy, which encompasses the skills used to access, evaluate, integrate and communicate information, is about empowering individuals to become self-sufficient lifelong learners. This truly interdisciplinary endeavor is expressed in the UIS Goals and Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education.

Information literacy is the foundation of research ability. From identifying and locating the resources you need, to evaluating the quality of those resources, information literacy instruction gives the individual the tools to be successful in the classroom and the workplace.

Contact your Librarian Liaison for ways to improve the information literacy of your students: http://libguides.uis.edu/librarians

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