“Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
From American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report.(Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)
The creation of an ad hoc committee to examine information literacy and bring forward recommendations by the close of the year has been established. Using as a reference point “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education,” adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries, this task force will consider how we might assess the current skills of IUP students, establish a baseline level of competency for information literacy, and implement a training program. The study should take into account all levels of students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as faculty and appropriate staff and administrators. More generally, the committee might examine how to promote awareness of information literacy and foster commitment to it.
Product of the Information Literacy Think Tank, February 24, 2000.
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