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Information Literacy and Instruction

Welcome to the University Library Information Literacy portal!

What is Information Literacy?

Information literacy is a vital skill in the information age. Information literacy is the ability to recognize when and what information is needed, and the knowledge of how to define appropriate search strategies, determine relevant sources, locate, critically evaluate and ethically use information in all formats.(From the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy web site)

What will I find in this web portal?

This portal includes information for librarians at University of Illinois as well as librarians at other institutions who are interested in information literacy initiatives and improving their teaching. It also has information for faculty and instructors at University of Illinois who are interested in integrating library instruction in their courses and students and researchers who are looking for help in searching databases, conducting research, and evaluating information.

This site is arranged to help you locate the information and resources that are most relevant for you:

If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will help you find what you need.

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe,Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction