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Information Literacy

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Garofolo, V. (2017, November 2). Information literacy in the real world [Video file]. Retrieved from

What is Information Literacy?

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (A.C.R.L.),

“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”

A.C.R.L.. (2016). Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.                     Retrieved from

How We Define an Information Literate Student

Our librarians define an information literate student as a Holy Family graduate with the ability to:

 Discern and identify information and resources that will be most useful to complete an assignment or to solve a problem

Use technical competency to effectively and efficiently locate resources and materials using the library website, research databases, Internet search engines, and services such as interlibrary loan

Critically evaluate diverse resources and materials in terms of authorship, authority, point of view, and audience, and discern which sources are useful and relevant for a given situation, assignment, or problem

Synthesize information into meaningful results through the successful completion of writing projects, presentations, and other faculty assignments

Understand the ethical implications of scholarship by engaging in discussions about intellectual property rights, plagiarism, and citation formats

Understand that information literacy is not only integral to success in academia but to successfully complete workplace assignments and to attain personal goals throughout their lifetime

Guidelines and Standards

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