Information Literacy

What Is Information Literacy?

Information literacy is the ability to identify, locate, use and interpret information effectively. Information literate students demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The University of Chicago Library promotes information literacy in the following ways:

  • By helping students, faculty, and staff at the University become familiar with the Library and its resources.
  • By developing instructional resources for students, faculty, and staff of the University.
  • By encouraging a partnership between the Library and faculty in curriculum development.
  • By promoting vital critical thinking skills that can be applied in the academic environment and in the larger world.

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