From the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” of the Association of College & Research Libraries, American library Association:
“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.”
Why does information literacy matter?
“Being information literate includes the ability to distinguish fact from fiction - an essential skill given the proliferation of fake news. Libraries are positioned to help patrons gain information literacy skills, including how to identify fake news sources and stories.” - American Library Association
Why should information literacy matter to me?
False information can be shared or perpetuated both intentionally & unintentionally. Intentional or not, false information has real-life consequences. - “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education”, American Library Association