The importance of information literacy in the 21st century can be seen in the new ways technology is affecting information and the way it is delivered. According to Heider (2009) “research suggests that early information literacy instruction, using informational texts and collaborative, teacher-librarian curriculum planning, promotes critical thinking and increases the ability to problem-solve—two skills necessary for survival in today’s Information Age” (p. 513) Problem solving is a skill that is transferable across disciplines. Heider (2009) also discusses the rapid growth of the amount of information available on the Internet and how this growth is making it increasingly difficult for educators (and librarians) to “prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective infor...
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