Developing successful information users
People who use information successfully display the following characteristics:
- they are able to add to their core knowledge and frequently do so
- they use a variety of information sources and the necessary technology
- they are able to process the information which surrounds them
- they are confident in their ability to use information effectively.
The school plays an important part in developing these characteristics in students by focusing on specific information-related skills. Such skills are sometimes referred to as inquiry skills or information skills. In this document the term information skills will be used. Information skills development is essential for information literacy in the contemporary environment.