Welcome to Information Literacy In Real Life (IL IRL)
Welcome to Information Literacy In Real Life (IL IRL)! The Association of College & Research Libraries defines information literacy as "the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."
Many of the skills that you are learning at Spartanburg Community College are information literacy skills such as:
How to find sources for a research project.
How to determine if a source is credible.
Knowing how to properly cite sources.
How to use information ethically.
These information literacy skills that you're learning are not just school skills, they are also real-life skills! You use information literacy skills every single day, probably without realizing it! IL IRL will show you different ways you use for information literacy skills in your everyday life.