May 19, 2022

New Article: “Information Literacy And Digital Literacy: Competing or Complementary”

The following article is found in the latest issue of Communications In Information Literacy (Vol 7, No 2; 2013).


“Information Literacy And Digital Literacy: Competing or Complementary”


Rosanne Marie Cordell
Northern Illinois University


Communications In Information Literacy
Vol 7 No 2 (2o13)


Digital Literacy is a more recent term than Information Literacy and is used for multiple categories of library users in multiple types of libraries. Determining the relationship between Information Literacy and Digital Literacy is essential before revision of the Information Literacy Standards can proceed.

From the Article

Information literacy and digital literacy are not competing concepts; they are complementary areas for students in higher education. Further, digital literacy concepts and skills can provide the fundamentals of managing digital environments that students need to succeed in Information Literacy and their other areas of study.

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