Information Literacy Section

Division: Library Services

The primary purpose of the Information Literacy Section is to foster international cooperation in the development of information literacy education in all types of libraries and information institutions.

"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, 1989)

"Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society." (Webber & Johnston, 2003)

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Information Literacy, Sections

Last update: 24 May 2019

Latest News

Call for Papers: Perspectives on the role of information literacy education in fostering a smooth transition throughout a learner’s formal education journey - from PK to 20 and beyond

The IFLA Information Literacy Section and the School Libraries Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the co-sponsored open session during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Dublin, Ireland, 15-22 August 2020.

27 February 2020

Call for Papers: LIS Education in Developing Countries joint with Information Literacy

The IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group and the Information Literacy Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Dublin, Ireland, 15-22 August 2020.

5 January 2020

Two webinars for Global Media and Information Literacy Week

As part of the University of Sheffield Information School celebrations of Global MIL Week 24-31 October, they are holding two webinars, following this year's MIL week theme of "Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered". They are both 30 minutes (20 minute presentation + 10 minutes discussion) and open to anyone to attend.

25 October 2019