Welcome to the Wayne G. Basler Library at Northeast State Community College
This Guide was designed around the principles and concepts set forth by the Association for College and Research Libraries in its Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, and Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians.
According to the American Library Association, "Information literacy is 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.'"
Your Education: Being information literate in school means that you will perform better on research assignments. You will know what information you need, and how to find and evaluate it.
Your Job: You will be able to quickly find appropriate information for your needs, and perform well on tasks that require the gathering of information.
Your Life: You will be able to make decisions in your life based on sound information, instead of using faulty information or no information at all.