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What is information literacy?

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning ( Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).

Information Literacy in Your Classroom

The Nimitz research librarians are experts in teaching critical thinking and research skills. We can:
  • Teach information literacy instruction sessions in your class(es)
  • Develop online research guides and tutorials
  • Offer research consultations
  • Help you design your own research assignments

Please get in touch with your subject specialist librarian to schedule an instruction session, or just to find out more. If you have general questions about our information literacy instruction program, please contact Maria Koshute, our English and Information Literacy Librarian.

USNA Learning Goals and Information Literacy

Information literacy /critical thinking is a priority at USNA. Both the Core Learning Outcomes and the Graduate Attributes make reference to this set of skills:

"Critically reason: sufficiently obtain, critically analyze, appropriately interpret, and use quantitative data and qualitative information to construct creative solutions to complex problems” ( USNA Core Learning Outcomes, 2015).
"Innovative - Critical thinkers and creative decision makers with a bias for action” ( USNA Attributes of a Naval Academy Graduate).
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