Information Literacy is defined as the ability to recognize the types of information best suited to the argument, and effectively locate, critically evaluate, appropriately use, and ethically cite the information.
Information Literacy is taught in all levels and in all disciplines. The Greenwood Library collaborates with faculty to develop students' information literacy skills throughout their education at Longwood University, with the goal of graduating information literate citizen leaders.
The Association for College and Research Libraries has developed a new "framework" for the instruction and development of information literacy in higher education. A full description of the Framework can be found here.
In brief, the Framework has the following core ideas: