What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy refers to the level of competency someone in today’s world has to find and evaluate information and understand how to use that information in a way that is both legal and ethical.
At WCCC, our goal is to help student become information literate and be able to:
Why is Information Literacy Important?
For college students, information literacy is part of a larger set of skills, which includes critical thinking, critical reading, reasoning, and critical writing. These are skills that promote and enhance all learning. Wilson (2015) notes that the advantages of being information literate include:
Information Literacy at WCCC
Information literacy is something you will use in your classrooms every day at WCCC. You will be asked to write assignments, research topics, find reliable sources, and then use those sources responsibly. The following modules are set up to help you navigate this process and hopefully make your experience at WCCC a bit easier, as well as to help you to be a better student.
Keep in mind that if you have any questions about this process, please make sure to ask questions! You are your own advocate for your education, so it is important to ask questions along the way.
To learn more about why information literacy is important, please check out the video Information Literacy Why Is It Important on YouTube.
Toups, D. (2010) Research guides: Information literacy certificate program: Home schedule of classes. Retrieved from http://libguides.tccd.edu/infolit
Wilson, G. (2015). 100% Information literacy success. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.