LILAC

What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy, or Information Competency, briefly defined, is the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent life-long learners. We now live in what is often referred to as the Information Age, a time when there is a wealth of information available to us at every turn. As a consequence, we have found ourselves in a world where information literacy is a set of skills crucial to being an informed, independent critical thinker. Please choose a section on the right in order to find out more.

Information Literacy @ CUNY

Information Literacy & Related CUNY Initiatives

Standards

Accreditation & Discipline-Specific Standards

Assignments

Model Information-Based Assignments & IL Tutorials

Assessment

Best Practices, Taxonomies, Models & Rubrics for Assessment

Resources

Online Information Literacy Resources & Bibliographies

Advocacy

Information Literacy Presentations for Advocates

Contacts

Campus Contacts for Information Literacy