Information literacy - understanding how to access and use information - is the cornerstone of learning and absolutely essential in this digital age. It supports learning and decision making in all areas of human activity: education from early years through school to higher education, the workplace, adult and lifelong learning and skills development. It helps people make informed choices about health care and gives people the information they need to cope with long term medical conditions. It helps people to develop new skills and make them more employable. Perhaps most important of all, in a period of political change, it gives citizens the information they need to make informed decisions about the future of their country. 

>> join the community and help develop an information literate Scotland.

>> read the community blog.

>> view the current Scottish Information Literacy Framework which defines key skills needed for success in the 21st century. Help us promote it, develop it further,update it to incorporate new research, adding case studies, and so on.

>> read more about the Scottish Information Literacy Project and information literacy

>> join the working groups Knowledge Hub group 

Christine Irving & Dr John Crawford

June 2012