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Information literacy is the ability to recognize the need for information and be able to locate, evaluate, and use the information effectively.

  • In your daily life, this may mean typing "online flower delivery" into Google when your sibling reminds you your mom's birthday is tomorrow or using a site like Snopes or PolitiFact to fact check a social media news item you think sounds questionable.
  • In your college career, this means knowing where to look for scholarly sources for your research papers, background information on a topic covered in class you don't understand, and even how to find a book in the library.

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and the Six Major Frames. From: Burress, T., Clark, M., Hernandez, S., & Myhill, N. (2015, June).

Wikipedia: Teaching Metaliteracy in the Digital Landscape [poster]. Presented at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, San Francisco.