What is Information Literacy?
Information Literacy, or Information Competency, briefly defined, is the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent life-long learners. We now live in what is often referred to as the Information Age, a time when there is a wealth of information available to us at every turn. As a consequence, we have found ourselves in a world where information literacy is a set of skills crucial to being an informed, independent critical thinker. Please choose a section on the right in order to find out more.
Information Literacy & Related CUNY Initiatives
Accreditation & Discipline-Specific Standards
Model Information-Based Assignments & IL Tutorials
Best Practices, Taxonomies, Models & Rubrics for Assessment
Online Information Literacy Resources & Bibliographies
Information Literacy Presentations for Advocates
Campus Contacts for Information Literacy