"Information is the new world currency and wealth will be measured by how much information a company, individual, or country can create, distribute, accumulate, and mine."
Mark Dean, PhD , IBM Fellow, Inventors Hall of Fame
25 May 2011 QQML11, Athens, Greece Cartoon by Bill Waterson
According to ALA, information literacy is “increasingly important in the contemporary environment of rapid technological change and proliferating information resources…” “Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning and is common to all disciplines , to all learning environments , and to all levels of education .” 25 May 2011 QQML11, Athens, Greece Why is Information Literacy important?
National Council of Teachers of English. (2008). “NCTE’s Definition of 21 st Century Literacies”. http://www.ncte.org/announce/129117.htm?source=gs
Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report.pdf
CIBER (2008). Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future. London: CIBER. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/research/ciber/downloads/
Welsh, T.S., & Wright, M. S. (2010). Information literacy in the digital age: an evidence-based approach . Oxford, Chandos. http://neal-schuman.com/blog/2010/08/23/new-book-gives-readers-the-tools-they-need-to-evaluate-and-understand-information-through-a-digital-lens/