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Information Literacy

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This site is run by information professionals from key UK organisations actively involved in the field of information literacy.

The site supports practitioners and researchers from around the world with an interest in information and digital literacy by providing news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available toolkits.

We aim to provide a practical resource for information professionals to find out about the latest developments in information literacy.

What is information literacy?

CILIP defines information literacy as:

“The ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to reach and express informed views and to engage fully with society.”

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Our “Research Smarter” resource sheets are designed for schools to adapt and use with their own pupils to help support the delivery of any topic or activity that requires information literacy skills.