Information Literacy and Instruction - General Information

What is Information Literacy?

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.

(From the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy website.)

What will I find in this web portal?

This portal 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