Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. This definition was produced by the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) in 2004.
Information literate students are most effectively developed when information literacy is embedded, and ideally assessed, within the curriculum. For more information on how to achieve this, please contact your academic librarian.
The Information Literacy Framework was developed within the University's Learning & Teaching Enhancement Sub-Committee and approved by the University Quality Enhancement Committee in February 2013. The PDF of the Framework can be accessed from the link above.
The University of Derby's Information Literacy Framework is based on a Core Model for Higher Education produced by the Society of College, National & University Libraries (SCONUL). This model has been widely used around the world since its initial production in 1999 and updated in 2011.