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Information Literacy Training : Welcome



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IL Definitions and Models

"Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgments about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society." (CILIP 2018)

The library is also keen to support digital literacies "as the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society" (JISC 2015).

More on definitions and models can be found here.

Quick Contact

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Alternatively, why not tweet us @IOELibrary or contact us on Instagram @ioelibrary.

Information Literacy Support

We offer personal support in the library at desks and through booked library sessions for students.  If your course has not had a library session yet, email an IL librarian or book here

Online support is provided mainly through IOE LibGuides and LibAnswers in IL sessions or independent study.