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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"
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. 1
The University of Mississippi Libraries’ information literacy program provides dynamic, comprehensive, and progressive instruction for all students on all UM campuses.
The primary mission is to ensure that the graduates of the University of Mississippi are information literate—able to identify and use information appropriately in academic, job- related and personal contexts.
The UM Libraries and Information Literacy Committee will ensure that students acquire basic information literacy skills.
Librarians and teaching faculty will collaborate to prepare students for lifelong learning.
Improve librarian teaching skills in order to convey information literacy principles effectively to
1American Library Association. (2000). Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Retrieved
July 3, 2012 from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency#stan