Information literacy is the skills set required to make good use of library and other information sources.
An information literate person is able to:
Ultimately the information literate person has learned how to learn.
Information literacy is not just library skills and it is not just a library responsibility – it is everyone’s responsibility. It also covers IT, research, critical thinking, communication and lifelong learning skills. These are all essential for successful university and career outcomes.
Information learning and literacy is one of the seven JCU Graduate Attributes which are required to be developed in every degree course. It is defined as:
The Library employs a graduated or tiered approach to teaching information literacy in JCU. The Library will:
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