What is Information Competency?

What are the librarians doing?

What is LIBR 318?

SCC Info Comp Task Force

Library Information


W hat is information competency?

I nformation Competency is the ability to:

ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries):  Information Competency Standards for Higher Education

 

Why is information competency important?

A rapidly changing environment is characteristic of today's life. Information competent people have learned how to learn. They know how information is organized, how to find information and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision that presents itself.

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Last update 09/25/2008 Sue Chen chens@scc.losrios.edu