Being Information Literate in the 21st Century

February 17th, 2011 by Iris Finkel

What does it mean to be information literate? Generally, it means the ability to access, evaluate, organize and use information from a variety of sources, and do so responsibly. This has become exponentially more complex with the overwhelming amount of information available in the Internet age. The Hunter College Libraries Information Literacy Commons can help. The “Commons” provides links to web-based digital learning objects in video, podcast and interactive online exercise formats. These are arranged according to information literacy skills: framing the research question, accessing sources, evaluating sources, using information effectively and using information responsibly. The resources in the “Commons” have been compiled by librarians according to information literacy standards set by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE).

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