Information Literacy Resources
Information Literacy Policy
Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed,
understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of
information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources
critically, and share that information. It is the knowledge of commonly
used research techniques.
It is critically important to be information literate because we are
surrounded by an insurmountable amount of information in all formats. Not
all information is created equal: some is reliable but most is biased, out
of date, misleading or even false. The amount of information available is
going to increase along with the technology used to access and manipulate
Information Literacy skills are not only used in the academic settings.
They’re used every day in work environments as an employee finding,
evaluating and presenting job-related information; as a consumer making
decisions about which car or product to purchase; and a citizen
participating fully in society understanding issues and voting.
The Gill Library faculty at The College of New Rochelle is committed to
promoting these skills most especially through workshops, course-specific
library instruction and Hands-On-Help sessions. We hope that the
information below is helpful and encourages our students, faculty and staff
to contact us if they have any questions about the services and resources we
use to promote Information literacy.
Library Instruction class (taught
by a Librarian) Form
Library 1 Hour Class Outline
Library Special Workshop
Library 1 Hour Workshop Outlines
Related Web Links
ALA ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher
National Forum on Information Literacy