Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.
"Several skills, collectively referred to as "Information
to all disciplines in an institution's curricula. These skills relate to a
student's competency in acquiring and processing information in the
search for understanding...therefore, Information Literacy is an
essential component of any educational program at the graduate or
undergraduate levels. (Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Ed
Standard 11, MSCHE, 2006.