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."
-Adapted from the Association of College and Research Libraries (1989)
Step 1: Determine the extent of information needed.
Step 2: Access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
Step 3: Evaluate information and its sources critically.
Step 4: Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base.
Step 5: Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
Step 6: Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information.
Adapted from ACRL (1989)