Information Literacy: Home

We collaborate with faculty to develop information literate citizen leaders.

Information Literacy Defined

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.

Why Information Literacy Matters

ACRL Framework

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:

  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation is a Process
  • Information has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

Information Literacy Competency