This was the keynote presentation for the 3rd Connecticut Information Literacy Conference held on June 7, 2013 in Hartford, CT at Capital Community College.


Information literacy is not only a critical competency for academic success, but also for decision-making and problem-solving in the workplace and in everyday life. This presentation discussed what we know about finding and using information in these contexts. It explored key issues such as:

What does information literacy mean in the workplace and in everyday life?

How does it differ from information literacy for students?

What are the issues and how can they be addressed?

The implications for policy included an update on the work of the National Forum on Information Literacy.


information literacy, workforce, everyday life

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