Information Literacy (IL) refers to the ability to recognize a need for information and to find, analyze, and synthesize related material from books, articles, websites and more.
How Can IL Benefit Students?
A 2017 survey of 42,000 students in more than 1,700 courses at 12 major research universities showed that:
How Can IL Benefit Faculty?
Students who are information literate are better able to come up with workable topics for their papers, research those topics iindependently, and write papers that conform to rigorous academic standards.
InfoLit – Core Starter Kit
To hit the ground running, try the following material with students. It will give them a solid start on IL basics without being overwhelming.