This guide was developed to introduce you to the skill of Information Literacy and provide you with knowledge about how this skill is vital for you to succeed not only as a student at Georgetown College, but also in your career and life beyond our campus environment. Information literacy is a skill that is required in not only every class you take here, but is a vital life skill that you will need to develop in your chosen career path and to remain an informed, knowledgeable citizen of the world.
As defined by the Association of College & Research Libraries, 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" (ACRL, 2016). As you can see, information literacy is much more than merely locating and using information in your course work. It is also vitally important, given that we live in what many call the "Information Age", that we all understand how information is created, used, and valued in our society.
So come along with us over the next few pages as we explore this skill and get you started on the way to becoming an information literate student and citizen. To access the videos and tutorials, click the pictures on the page.