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L&T: Digital and Information Literacy in UCC Library

Enabling the development of digital and information skills for all

UCC Library’s Digital Information Literacy programme supports the goals of the University’s Academic Strategy. These skills will support students as self-directed and lifelong learners. By engaging in our Information Literacy programme students are:

  • Discovering the inquiry process, building confidence in their research skills
  • Learning to evaluate the information they find
  • Improving the quality of their assignments
  • Acquiring skills in planning, organising, critical thinking
  • Discovering diverse opinions, cultures
  • Building their digital fluency

6 Strands of UCC Library Digital & Information Literacy Framework

Information Literacy

“Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.”

CILIP definition of Information Literacy 2018 -

Download a copy of the Framework