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Communication Toolbox: Information Literacy

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Information Literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand (Association of American Colleges and Universities, n.d.). (definition adapted by AAC&U from the National Forum on Information Literacy)

Employers need people who can find answers to questions to pressing questions through credible research.  Employees must be able to research and analyze the relevant information and ethically communicate the outcome in the form of recommendations, proposals, etc., to provide answers to questions and solutions to problems.

In this section you will find resources for effective research, including identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively and responsibly using and sharing information.  

Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities. (n.d.) VALUE: Valid assessment of learning in undergraduate education. Retrieved from