‘Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner’ (CILIP 2004). The Alexandria Proclamation adds that information literacy is ‘a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations’ (UNESCO 2005).
There is no doubt that information, digital and academic literacies are finally being taken seriously after librarians have been banging about their importance for years. In 2013, being able to find, evaluate, manage and communicate information is an essential research skill in a constantly changing information landscape and IOE librarians are keen to provide both personal and online information literacy support. In addition to face-to-face sessions and Enquiry Desk advice, LibGuides and LibAnswers are vital in ensuring that library users have useful information at any time and in any place.
New IOE LibGuides just published include: