7. Explain information literacy to me, please.
Information literacy includes multiple literacies: digital, visual, textual, and technological. These skills are crucial for all learners in the 21st century (AASL 2007). It means knowing how to find, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources. It means knowing when a book may be more helpful than a website. It means knowing what questions to ask. Is the information complete? Accurate? Is someone trying to sell something? Good decisions depend on good information. School librarians know that the best source of information isn’t always Google. They teach the newest research skills that students will use to become lifelong learners.