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Information Literacy & Library Engagement: Action Research: 4. Information Through Multiple Lenses

Completing this Tutorial

1. If needed, review the Information Cycle by watching UCF Libraries video.

2. View the TED Talk video by Chimamanda Adichie, "The Danger of the Single Story."

3. Complete the "Information Through Multiple Lenses" tutorial.

4. Take the Quiz!

What is information literacy?

"Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information."

[American Library Association. Final Report of the American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.]

“Information literate people will demonstrate an awareness of how they gather, use, manage, synthesise and create information and data in an ethical manner and will have the information skills to do so effectively.”

[SCONUL Working Group on Information Literacy. The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy: Core Model for Higher Education. London, England: Society of College, National, and University Libraries, 2011.]

"In order to survive and develop, make decisions, and solve problems in every facet of life - personal, social, educational, and professional, individuals, communities, and nations need information about themselves as well as their physical and their social environments. This information is available via three processes: observation and experimentation, conversation (with other persons), and consultation (with memory institutions)...Media and Information Literacy consists of the knowledge, the attitudes, and the sum of the skills needed to know when and what information is needed; where and how to obtain that information; how to evaluate it critically and organise it once it is found; and how to use it in an ethical way."


[International Federation of Library Associations. "IFLA Media and Information Literacy Recommendations (second version)." Netherlands: IFLA, 2011.]

Take the Quiz

Review: Information Cycle

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

Information Through Multiple Lenses

Open the slideshow to fullscreen, click the play button, and view the entire tutorial. Then take the quiz!