The Mona Information Literacy Unit (MILU) was established in January 2001 to coordinate all the instruction/teaching in the Library. Information Literacy competencies have the potential to assist individuals to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. The Unit therefore collaborates with faculty, librarians and administrators to ensure that students receive the requisite training, to develop these competencies and ultimately produce better research papers. These competencies are based on international standards.
The training empowers students to:
Definition of information literacy
Definition of information literacy: “Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”
Definition of an information literate person
An information literate person is able to:
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education," American Library Association