INFORMATION LITERACY IS FOR EVERYONE

We here at the Moraine Valley Library are pretty much interested in promoting Information Literacy (IL). With the proliferation of electronic media, there is a real need to have a sense of what is “good, bad or ugly”. How does one make a decision on the worthiness of an article, television program, www result or website, and so on.

As a first start, the American Library Association (ALA) has a definition and other information to explain the concept of IL. Also, MVCC just finished hosting the Eleventh Information Literacy Summit here on campus on Friday, May 4, 2012. This is a topic that all sorts of disciplines are beginning to approach. Question: Is the twenty-first century average American truly informed about how to deal with the information blitz brought on by the electronic age?

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