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What is Information Literacy?

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.

Association of College and Research Libraries,
Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015)

The CCBC Library integrates information literacy into the curriculum. To find out how, click on a blue tab above.

7 CCBC Competencies

A CCBC graduate:

1. Understands the research process is inquiry based and begins with building background knowledge.

2. Recognizes that there are different types of information that are organized and used in different ways.

3. Identifies key concepts of an open-ended question and broadens or narrows to suit the assignment.

4. Chooses information sources based on criteria appropriate to the assignment.

5. Values varying points of view in information resources and recognizes their own point of view.

6.. Locates information sources from library databases using basic database functionality and simple search strategies.

7. Uses information ethically.

CCBC Information Literacy Task Force Report 2011

Information Literacy Resources from ALA