Information literacy

We all rely on information every day and knowing how to find, understand and use it is vital. A key public good delivered by the library, information and knowledge management community, information literacy is a core activity of those working in schools, public libraries and in the commercial and government sectors. 

Information literacy - Definition

Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.

Information literacy - Briefings and resources

Reports, briefings and other resources on issues related to information literacy.

Information literacy - Get involved

As a key public good of the profession, information literacy is a top CILIP priority. Get involved in our advocacy work.

Information Literacy Project 2014

CILIP is working to be a key stakeholder and participant in information literacy across a range of issues incorporating all sectors of the profession.

Information literacy - Information literacy project 2013

CILIP is working to be a key stakeholder and participant in information literacy across a range of issues incorporating all sectors of the profession.

Information Literacy - Statement

CILIP endorsed the Alexandria Proclamation on Information Literacy in 2011 and in doing so accepts the vision outlined in the proclamation as CILIP's statement on information literacy.

Digital Inclusion

Digital inclusion improves people's lives. It saves money, is essential to find work, improves health, helps stay connected and develops important skills. It enables a skilled workforce, competitive economy, strong communities and a successful society. People need the right skills, access, motivation and trust to get online and enjoy the benefits of being digitally included.

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