What exactly is ‘information literacy’? Why is it important to be information literate, especially in a context of academic learning and research?
Information literacy pictured as a spider in the literacy web.
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Information literacy modular training method
The possibilities for obtaining and distributing scholarly information have increased dramatically; therefore, the University Library (UL) has developed a modular training method for information literacy to help you make the most of these possibilities. This modular training method consists of varying combinations of general and discipline-specific training and workshops that build on each other and that can be followed throughout the duration of one’s studies.
Competency standards for higher education
Students and academics are expected to become increasingly information literate during the course of their scholarly education. But how do you know if you are information literate? Some standards have been put in place to help you determine this.
Recommended resources from other institutions
The EUR’s University Library is not the only one that considers information literacy important. How are other universities addressing this issue?
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