Information Literacy Section

Division: Library Services

The primary purpose of the Information Literacy Section is to foster international cooperation in the development of information literacy education in all types of libraries and information institutions.

"To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information." (American Library Association, 1989)

"Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society." (Webber & Johnston, 2003)

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Last update: 24 May 2019

Latest News

Webinar on 'Information literacy: Knowing the right news in the digital age' on 8 May 2020, 3-4 pm (IST)

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invite you to attend a live and interactive information literacy webinar focusing on present days misinformation on 8 May 2020, 3-4 pm (IST)

3 May 2020

Call for Papers: Perspectives on the role of information literacy education in fostering a smooth transition throughout a learner’s formal education journey - from PK to 20 and beyond

The IFLA Information Literacy Section and the School Libraries Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the co-sponsored open session during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Dublin, Ireland, 15-22 August 2020.

27 February 2020