As U.S. Representative Major R. Owens has said: "Information literacy is needed to guarantee the survival of democratic institutions. All men are created equal but voters with information resources are in a position to make more intelligent decisions than citizens who are information illiterates."
American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Washington, D.C.
Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning
A set of Standards and Indicators prepared by the:
American Association of School Librarians
Association for Educational Communications and Technology