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Information Literacy is the ability to know when information is needed, and to find, evaluate, and use the appropriate information ethically.


The Library Instruction program at Asa H. Gordon Library exists in support of the missions of the library and Savannah State University, as well as, the University System of Georgia.

The mission of the Information Literacy Program is to help students master information skills that will enrich their academic and personal lives and enable them to become independent lifelong learners.These skills contribute to the ability to think critically and they are vital life-skills for all individuals in our society, forming the basis for lifelong learning.

According to the AACU Information Literacy Value Rubric, adopted by Savannah State University, an information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

In addition, the information literacy program adheres to the newly adopted ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. 

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