For the last two years, a group of community members has been meeting somewhat regularly to discuss media and information literacy. We hosted a great discussion last spring and we are putting together another event on April 1, 2019 called “Be Connected, Not Conned.”
However, the more I have thought about our work, the more I have felt like I have failed to articulate why these events are so important to our communities. Let’s start with a working definition of information literacy to show why I believe this is so important.
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. (http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework)
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