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Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy?

The Association of College and Research Libraries defines Information Literacy as a “set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information." 

Instruction @ Pitt

Building on the University of Pittsburgh Student Learning Outcomes our goal is that all University of Pittsburgh students are capable of:

  • Gathering and evaluating information effectively and appropriately
  • Identifying information sources appropriate to their discipline
  • Critically evaluating and incorporating information to address a specific information need
  • Utilize appropriate information technology
  • Understand the principle of intellectual property, and the legal and ethical uses of information

Tools for Instructors

Partner with us to foster information literacy learning through a variety of approaches: 


SAILS Assessments