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What is Information Literacy Qualities

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science
These involve the skills of an information literate individual to efficiently and effectively handle information for desired purpose.
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Information Literacy
Sulyman Sodeeq Abdulakeem (Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Nigeria), Adeyemi Yusuf Abiodun (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), and Kolawole Adebayo Abel (Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9825-1.ch012
This chapter distinguished the concept of information and literacy before it proceeded to discuss extensively the concept of information literacy, which is the ability to access, evaluate, organize, and use information from several information resources. The historical development of IL was as well traced. Some notable components of IL such as identifying, finding, evaluating, application, and acknowledgement were explained. The chapter went further and elucidated the qualities of an information literate person. Lastly, benefits and challenges of IL were discussed, and a conclusion followed appropriately.
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