What are the skills needed in information literacy?

It is a combination of research skills, critical thinking skills, computer technology skills, and communication skills. Information literacy is essential for academic success, effective functioning in the workplace, and participation in society as knowledgeable citizens.

How do you demonstrate information literacy skills?

Ways to use Information literacy skills in the workplace

  1. Using information so that you can achieve specific goals.
  2. Determining what kind and how much information you need for a project or presentation.
  3. Finding sources that provide relevant and credible data.
  4. Giving the appropriate credit to your sources.

What is information literacy Cilip?

“Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.” A lot has changed since 2004 when the first CILIP definition of information literacy was devised.

How can having strong information literacy skills impact your professional career?

High levels of literacy allow you to show your value as an employee and work to your full potential while taking the lead in business decisions and discussions.

Why is information literacy important in the workplace?

Employers consider information literacy to be important to the workforce because they need a workforce that has the willingness and the ability to continually learn new skills. Employees should be “confident and competent in interacting with information to deliver maximum business value” (Cheuk, 2008).

What does Cilip stand for?

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is the leading voice for the information, knowledge management and library profession. Our goal is to put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society.

What are the seven pillars of information literacy?

The SCONUL Model is useful because it defines attitudes and behaviours (i.e. understandings) as well as core skills and competences (i.e. abilities) associated with the seven ‘pillars’ of information literacy development – identify, scope, plan, gather, evaluate, manage and present.