"Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
- American Library Association
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
The Alexandria Proclamation of 2005 describes information literacy and lifelong learning as the "beacons of the Information Society, illuminating the courses to development, prosperity and freedom. Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations."
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
“Do not believe all that you hear and see.Always check the original source of information.”
- Lailah Gifty Akita
"My guess is about 300 years until computers are as good as, say, your local reference library in doing search," ... "But we can make slow and steady progress, and maybe one day we'll get there."
- Craig Silverstein, Google's Director of Technology and Google Employee #1