Information Literacy Skills

Being information literate in today’s world is critical to being successful. Information literacy for many years meant being able to recognize when information is needed and also be able to locate, evaluate and use that information (see the full report by the American Library Association for more information). ┬áMore recently, due to the ever-changing nature of information and technology, information literacy is being reframed as a metaliteracy. This transition views information literacy more holistically within learning and includes critical thinking and collaboration at its core.
Our digital badges were created in order to address the information literacy skills that today’s college graduates need in order to successful enter the workplace. They draw upon the ALA’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, a national survey we conducted with employers, and other learning theories such as connectivism. For more in-depth information see the More About this Project page.

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