Information literacy, shared docs, and context

To prepare for a panel presentation I am using Google Docs.  The experience shows how information literacy goes beyond finding, or even evaluating, information.

I’ve used Google Docs before, but this panel is my first time using the tool with actual collaborators.  I am learning more from the experience than I learned from earlier practice.  As does technological literacy, information literacy develops in real contexts.

Likewise information literacy includes how information is shared.  The Association of College & Research Libraries (2015) even describes scholarship as a conversation.

When we talk about information literacy, then, let’s consider the bigger picture.  Let’s think of where and how we use information.


Association of College & Research Libraries. (2015).  Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL website :

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