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The following definition, developed by the American Library Association in 1989, is widely accepted:
"To be information literate an individual must recognise
when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate
and use effectively the information needed. Ultimately information
literate people are those who have learned how to learn.
They know how to learn because they know how information is organised, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them."
Information literacy requires the learner to have the following:
Information literacy involves the following actions:
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Last updated on Thursday 15 March 2018