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This guide explains the concept of Information Literacy as well as provides standards, handouts, and activities to complement instruction.
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Information Literacy in a Nutshell

There are many definitions for "Information Literacy".  One of the most common was developed by the American Library Association and states: "To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
(American Library Association, Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report , January 10, 1989)
The following tutorial provides a brief introduction to the concept of Information Literacy by introducing those standards developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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