Information literacy (IL) is the set of integrated abilities encompassing: 
Information literate individuals possess the ability to think critically and creatively, and can use their talents to explore new ideas and create knowledge, in addition to contributing to society. Information literacy is also an integral component of lifelong learning, as it equips individuals to become self-directed learners.
Information literate individuals are able to: 
 Association of College & Research Libraries. (2015). Information literacy framework for higher edcation. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework
 Association of College & Research Libraries (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency
While information literacy skills are fostered in different ways throughout the University, the Library has a unique role in promoting information literacy. Librarians assist the University community with developing information literacy skills in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:
Part of the way in which the Library provides information literacy education is through its Library instruction programme. The purpose of the Library's instruction programme is to assist the members of the University community with developing the skills necessary to identify, locate, evaluate, and use ethically those information resources appropriate for their research and scholarship. Library instruction takes a variety of forms, including, but not limited to: research assistance provided in person, by telephone (Law & Reference Help Desk), and via email and Whatsapp, library orientation sessions and workshops, curriculum-based instruction, and online research guides.