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Several librarians from colleges of art and design (including Otis) created a complete Information Literacy course for Lynda.com. And the course won an award in 2017 for Excellence in Electronic Resources.
Otis College graduates will be able to assemble, evaluate, and ethically use information from diverse sources to accomplish a specific purpose.
The world of information is constantly changing. Today we are more than just consumers. We are now also creators of new knowledge and information.
Information literacy is a set of skills and practices that support your ability to think critically about the information you use and create.
Information literacy is a way of knowing and thinking about all the kinds of information you encounter. To be information literate requires that you develop habits of mind that engage you in a self-directed, critical self-reflection about ways you learn what you don't know. These are important skills for any educated person and it has been identified by employers as an important skill desired of college graduates as they enter the job market. (What Employers Want)