What is Information Literacy?

information literacy skill

Do you know in which era we are living now? 21st century? Yes, it is the 21st century! Which is the age of Information, and “information” is increasing at a rapid pace. We have the Internet, television, and other information resources available to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, just because so much information is so easily and quickly available does not mean that all of it is worthwhile or even true. So we should have that quality or skill where we can find out correct information in between the huge amount of information available. That’s why information Literacy skills are highly recommended skills for everyone who wants to cope up with this information age.

Here is the exact definition of Information Literacy,

Information Literacy comprises knowledge of one’s information concerns and needs. It is the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, organize and effectively create, use and communicate information to address issues or problems at hand; it is a requirement for participating effectively in the Information Society and is part of the basic human right of lifelong.

A good information literate can able to

  • Concern their own problem as well as others
  • Identify problems
  • Locate information
  • Easily evalute, organize and acces that information
  • Synthesize and create a new form of data
  • Confidently communicate with other
  • And solve problems with that solutions.

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