Information literacy is something you'll use in your classrooms every day at Elmhurst University. You'll be asked to write assignments, research topics, find reliable sources, and then use those sources responsibly.
Keep in mind that if you have any questions about this process, please make sure to ask those questions! You're your own advocate for your education, so it is important to ask questions along the way. Don't hesitate to contact a librarian!
Information literacy is a term that you might not hear much, but it is an integral part of what you do as a college student.
At Elmhurst University, when we discuss information literacy, we're concerned with how you:
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:
Wilson, G. (2015). 100% Information literacy success. Stamford, Cengage Learning