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Q. Information Literacy


Information literacy is the ability to identify, access, evaluate, and synthesize multiple forms of information. Information is expressed in many forms: text, data, images, and multimedia. Becoming information literate is a multi-step, iterative process that includes articulating the need for information; finding information efficiently; thinking critically about resources; managing the abundance of information available; using information ethically; synthesizing and incorporating information into one’s knowledge base; and creatively expressing and effectively communicating new knowledge


The Information Literacy Core Competencies (ILCCs) were developed by the Grand Valley State University Libraries to provide a shared language about information literacy skills and how those skills reach across the curriculum. 

Core Competencies:

  1. Articulate the specific information needed.
  2. Access information using appropriate search tools.
  3. Evaluate the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the information.
  4. Ethically communicate both synthesized and new knowledge. 


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  1. Information Literacy Core Competencies


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  • Last Updated Oct 18, 2019
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  • Answered By Francesca Golus

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