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Information Literacy:
Introduction to Standards

Defining Information Literacy

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The most basic definition of information literacy is: "the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent life-long learners"

Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Criteria for Accreditation, Section 5.1.2 [Library and Other Information Resources] Services. 10th ed. Dec. 1996. Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Information Literacy Standards

The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education were created by a division of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Information Literacy @ the University of Mississippi

You will be hearing the phrase “information literacy” more often as UM implements the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and as the Information Literacy Committee works with the General Education Committee to integrate information literacy outcomes into the curriculum.