Here are two short videos to watch about the definitions of information literacy and critical thinking.

Five Components of Information Literacy


Critical Thinking


Questions to consider

What is information literacy?

  1. What is information literacy?
  2. What is critical thinking? Why is it important?
  3. How does critical thinking relate to information literacy?
  4. How does an information literate person behave?
  5. Why is information literacy important for you and your students?


Tasks to do while considering the above questions

  1. Review the American College & Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000)
  2. Review the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015)