Submitted by jbraun on

Did you know that President Barack Obama proclaimed October National Information Literacy Awareness Month more than 10 years ago? According to the American Library Association, “information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information.”

In other words, Information Literacy is an essential part of lifelong learning! You must learn how to identify specific types of information from various sources to solve a problem. This is why it is imperative for all to have access to the most current information and to evaluate it for accuracy, completeness, validity, reliability and detail. Only when people become proficient at information literacy competencies can they become critical thinkers, active learners and systematic problem solvers who can recognize and avoid fake news.

To improve your information literacy skills, check out these books from BCLS!