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Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has developed an in-depth explication of information literacy (IL). Since ACRL is the academic arm of the American Library Association (ALA), this philosophy and educational practice of IL influences the lifelong learning of engineers via the selection of research and academic materials by librarians and via the course content supplied by librarians in their instructional roles.

In the broadest sense, ACRL defines IL as

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.” Information literacy also is increasingly ...

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