The Information Literate Student
The information literate student who appears above
- Analyzes questions
- Applies strategies
- Understands scholarly processes
(image credit: Beloit College)
Information Literacy @ UHMC
Welcome to the UH Maui College library's guide to information literacy!
The Library is an invested campus partner in the support of information literacy at UHMC. It is the goal of this site to facilitate engagement with the issue of information literacy and to assist in the integration of information literacy across the curricula.
Please contact Ellen if you would like to contribute to this site.
A Word About Information Literacy...
Information literacy is a set of abilities enabling individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information" (Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report, ALA)
According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. An information literate individual is able to:
- Determine the extent of information needed
- Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
- Evaluate information and its sources critically
- Incorporate selected information into one's knowldege base
- Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally