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A New Definition of Information Literacy – CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG)

LILAC 2018 saw the unveiling of a new definition of information literacy by CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG).

The new definition reads “Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to reach and express informed views and to engage fully with society”.

Full details are available at https://infolit.org.uk/new-il-definition

 

 

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World Social Justice Day

Today (20 February) is World Social Justice Day . This is the United Nations website for the day http://www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/ Their special event focuses on the theme Workers on the move: the quest for social justice. Information Literacy can be an enabler of social justice, as is reflected in core statements about information literacy, such as…

via World Day of Social Justice #socialjusticeday — Information Literacy Weblog

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Beyoncé and Information Literacy!

On Saturday, 23rd April 2016, Beyoncé surprised the music would (and everyone else), by releasing a visual album, Lemonade.

The album is loaded with pop culture and historical references as well as many collaborations. It is, therefore, very useful as an information literacy tool (as well as being a great piece of visual and musical art)!

Art is Information, Part I – Exploring the research methodologies of artists in Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ #libeyrianship – https://medium.com/@CityThatReads/art-is-information-part-i-9d0cbc35907c#.j7uqtyqzh

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ and Information Resources – http://libguides.mica.edu/lemonade

Blog post and LibGuide both by Jenny Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art.

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41 Years of Information Literacy

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The phrase ‘information literacy’ was first used in 1974! It was coined by Paul Zurkowski, a lawyer and, at the time, president of the Information Industry Association.

There are several definitions of information literacy. However, whichever definition is your favorite we can all acknowledge the growing importance of information literacy in a world increasingly experiencing information overload!