– incorporated into the curriculum; not existing in isolation (separate courses devoted to teaching library/research skills generally have not been effective; the teaching of skills must be linked to the curriculum of the discipline and the core).
... is a set of abilities that allow an individual to recognize when information is needed and apply those abilities to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information.
An information literate person is able to:
... going beyond what librarian’s refer to as the “One-Shot” – or 60-minute presentation in which we try to teach students everything we know about research. It’s just T.M.I! It is preferable to spread the “wealth” over a period of time, delivering information and teaching skills as the students have need of them in their coursework.
... the ability to apply the skills associated with (1) information literacy, (2) computer literacy, and (3) critical thinking to address and solve information problems across disciplines, across academic levels, and across information format structures" (Danny Callison)