Information Literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand. (National Forum on Information Literacy).
It’s even more challenging now with the growth in social media technologies and the Internet. We’re grateful that Governor Kasich has proclaimed October as Information Literacy Month to highlight this important skill. See below for his proclamation.
Educational institutions at all levels are involved in teaching students how to be information literate. Rentschler Library offers research instruction classes where we cover how to find and evaluate sources. We also work one-on-one with students on as-needed basis, or via our Research Appointment service.