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Information Literacy

Information literacy may be referred to as inquiry, critical thinking skills, research skills, or lifelong learning. No matter which term you use, it is fundamental to making sense of the explosion of information available to everyone today. Learning the basic steps of the research process is a key component of information literacy.

Information Literacy revolves around the following learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to define an information need in order to construct an effective research strategy.
  2. Students will be able to construct an effective research strategy in order to identify a variety of relevant information sources.
  3. Students will be able to identify and select relevant information sources in order to analyze and interpret the information.
  4. Students will be able to analyze and interpret information in order to evaluate, synthesize and draw conclusions.

UK Libraries Information Literacy program supports the University's mission to facilitate learning and expand knowledge by preparing students to think critically and effectively find and use information in their academic, professional and personal lives.

The Distance Learning Librarian will work with faculty to assist with effectively using library materials to meet learning outcome goals.