Importance of Info. Literacy Skills

If you haven’t seen it yet, there is an excellent article in the Chronicle about the importance of Information Literacy skills and the current state of these skills held by recent college graduates entering the workforce.  You can read the article HERE.  Unfortunately, it seems that there is a gap in the skills desired by employers.  Of course, Information Literacy is very near and dear to our heart here at Brookens.  Simply put, it’s what we do.  We’re lucky to work at an institution that values Information Literacy enough to include it in the baccalaureate goals, but the work doesn’t stop there.

1. Discovery of Knowledge

UIS graduates should be information and communication technology literate, exhibiting a strong proficiency in locating, reflectively comprehending, and synthesizing appropriate college level readings, toward the goal of knowledge creation.

If you’d like to further help your students learn and apply Information Literacy skills please don’t hesitate to contact your librarian.  As always, we love working with you!


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