Information Literacy or Information Skills is:
knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner
The DBS Library is committed to providing research education and support to all students. In light of this, the Library has written and adopted an Information Literacy Policy Statement, in line with developments in the Higher Education sector.
Information Literacy Policy Statement
“Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand.”
- (American Library Association 1989)
The ultimate goal of Dublin Business School Library’s Information Literacy activities and initiatives is to produce Information Literate graduates who have the requisite skills to navigate and exploit the vast array of information sources and mediums which are available to them in today’s information-rich society. The ability to effectively utilise information in various forms is a highly transferable skill and contributes to creating highly employable graduates