There are many detailed definitions of information literacy, including but not limited to:
Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
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Many information literacy programs and initiatives are spearheaded by campus librarians in collaboration with campus curriculum designers. The goal of these programs vary based on the school, student learning goals, and level of study. Commonly, the programs aim to extend information literacy education and students' critical information practices.
Programs may include:
Librarians are deeply involved in developing information literacy programs regionally and nationally.
See ACRL's Assessment in Action reports and projects that demonstrate impact.
As outlined in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, campus community conversations about information literacy may "engender more collaboration, more innovative course designs, and a more inclusive consideration of learning within and beyond the classroom."