According to the Carroll Community College Academic Council Proposal on Information Literacy Across the Curriculum which was passed on June 13, 1997,
“Information Literacy is the ability to access, comprehend, evaluate, utilize, and communicate information. It involves thinking critically to apply information to the resolution of issues/problems in academic, personal, and community life.” (Proposal Identification Number 9612)
The college catalog provides the following description for General Education Learning Goal #4, Information & Technology Literacy:
"Students will research, create, and communicate information through appropriate technology or media. Toward attaining this goal, students will:
This video from the Suffolk County Community College Library provides an excellent overview of the abilities & skills that a student must acquire in order to be considered "information literate".
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."
An information literate individual is able to: