In the first semester of 2002, the Library launched the Information Literacy Programme "Information Literacy @ the USP Library" aimed at developing information skills for lifelong learning. It was renamed Information Research Skills (IRS) in 2013.
What is information literacy?
A set of abilities acquired by individuals to:
- recognize when information is needed
- locate information to answer the need
- evaluate and select the right information by using critical thinking
- use effectively the needed information to create a product (i.e. an essay, a research paper, or just to make a basic decision)
The USP Library offers a range of user education services to help library users find and evaluate information more efficiently and effectively !