"Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society”
CLIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018
Information Literacy is an essential element of critical thinking and problem solving. Students who are information literate are better able to come up with workable topics for their papers, research those topics independently, and write papers that conform to rigorous academic standards. We all know that digital familiarity and Information Literacy cannot be equated. In terms of Information literacy, confidence (“digital natives”) is not a reliable predictor of competence. Information Literacy is a process that is learned over time, and with practice.
To that end the Library provides Credo Infolit, an online information literacy instructional module for faculty use —in turn, allowing you to spend more of your time and energy teaching, rather than addressing these critical thinking problems in each individual student. The InfoLit Modules provide high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials on information literacy and critical thinking skills. The InfoLit Modules are ideal for supplementing and supporting your classroom instruction, online teaching, or student remediation needs.
What’s included in the Infolit modules and how can it help you and your students?
The library now has a framework (Information Literacy Framework ILF) to help you guide in the development of scaffolded Information Literacy Instruction.
More information about the modules: https://www.infobase.com/product/academia/credo-infolit-core/
Are the InfoLit Modules Easy to Setup and Use? How can we work with you?
To browse and view all of the videos, tutorials, and quizzes available, go to
We are here to assist you via F2F consults, Zoom, email and telephone. Contact your Liaison Librarian with your questions, teaching needs and if you would like this tool to be embedded in your Blackboard course.