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Media and Information Literacy

Incorporate educational media sites into the classroom. Audio and video authoritative sites. Subject matter includes history and literature to social welfare, politics and healthcare.

What is Media?

What is Informational Literacy?

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) division of the American Library Association defines information literacy as "a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."

Briefly, there are five standards: know, access, evaluate, use, and ethical/legal. Each of these standards is described in detail at their website with performance indicators and outcomes and practical examples.