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.