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Information Literacy Skills

Information Literacy Skills training to help you with skills that enable you to maximize usage of information resources.

SCONUL describes an Information literate person as someone who is able "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."


Benefits of Information literacy for students

As the range and quantity of published information increases, so does, the need for you to be able to find quickly and easily the right information for the task at hand. You also need to be able to synthesise and generate new information and present it back to others both in written and oral form.

Your ability to find and use information will not only help you succeed in your studies, but also at work. You should, thus, be able to seek for information on your own and be a critical and discerning user too.


Benefits of Information literacy for staff

The importance of Information Literacy is recognised not only by those working in the information field, but it is also recognised by employers, professional associations and the government as an important attribute that is applicable to both study, employment and lifelong learning.

By working with your Academic Librarian you will have the opportunity to:


Arranging information literacy courses

If you wish to organise a customised IL lecture or workshop, please contact your departmental Subject Librarian for assistance. The Library welcomes suggestions for ways of providing essential IL skills to both students and staff in the Institute.