Information Literacy: The Definition, the Need for It, and the Curriculum
Nichols, Kate M.
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This literature review defines an information literate person as someone who can recognize when they have a problem that requires additional information to solve, find credible information, analyze it, and form their own opinion. An information literate person is committed to lifelong learning. They are constantly seeking new information and applying it for the betterment of their daily lives. This paper addresses the need for information literacy. Students who are taught information literacy skills know how to search the Internet and various other forms of information effectively, they know how to spot misinformation published on a website, and know how to use information ethically. The final part of this literature review gives suggestions on how librarians can incorporate information literacy skills into their curriculum. There are information literacy standards, objectives, and Common Core State Standards. Teaching methods are addressed as well as incorporating critical thinking skills, and teaching with technology.