"To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
-American Library Association, Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report , January 10, 1989
"...Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations."
-Alexandria Proclamation, 2005, UNESCO
LCCC has established a blueprint for academic success based on 4 general education outcomes that are incorporated throughout the curriculum - Reasoning, Communication, Collaboration, and Cultural Awareness. Our college recognizes that information literacy is a critical skill that is necessary in college, work, and personal life and has included Information Literacy as one component of their Institutional Competency for Reasoning:
Reasoning: Information literacy ̶ the ability to identify and evaluate sources and then apply them to a project.
This competency will be incorporated into LCCC's core curriculum and program-specific curriculums and the College will be held accountable for how well students are performing this critical skill through institution-wide assessments prior to graduating.
Services that the library provides to help students obtain these skills include: