About the Information Literacy Section

The primary purpose of the Information Literacy Section is to foster international cooperation in the development of information literacy education in all types of libraries and information institutions.

"To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information" (American Library Association, 1989)

"Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society." (Webber & Johnston, 2003)

Join the Section!

How can my Institution join the Information Literacy Section?

To register for the Information Literacy Section, go to Managing your IFLA Sections.

How Can I Become Active in the Information Literacy Section?

  • Encourage your institution to join the Section. Be your institution's representative to the Information Literacy Section.
  • Become a personal member of the Information Literacy Section
  • Attend meetings
  • Share your information literacy expertise with the officers of the Information Literacy Section

Action Plan

Mailing list:

InfoLit: IFLA Information Literacy Section Discussion List

The aim of this list is to provide a forum the international library and educational community to discuss and share information literacy ideas, documents, and experiences.

Note: InfoLit-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).  As of 2019, there are 575 subscribers.

Additional Resources

See our collection of of IL-related online resources.

Section Archive

Section Archive

Information Literacy

Last update: 1 July 2019