Answered By: Maria Power Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014 Views: 48
According to the American Library Association, information literacy is:
... a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. American Library Association, 2006. (Accessed 12 September 2014).
For more information about information literacy, see Project Information Literacy from the University of Washington.