“Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a topic for ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it”. – Dr. Samuel Johnson 1775
“To know where you can find anything that in short is the largest part of learning”. - Anonymous
Definitions Of Information Literacy
"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." (ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education 2015)
"the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent life-long learners" - Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Criteria for Accreditation, Section 5.1.2 [Library and Other Information Resources] Services . 10th ed. Dec. 1996.
"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, 1989
Jeremy J. Shapiro and Shelley K. Hughes in Educom Review: entitled "Information Literacy as a Liberal Art" Volume 31, Number 2 Release Date: March/April 1996 also define 7 aspects: