Information Warfare and Information Literacy

Tuesday, March 19 | 2:45PM–4:15PM ET | West Prefunction- Poster07
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
We will examine the relationship between "information warfare" as an emerging concept in the field of security studies and "information literacy" as a long-running and evolving focus of academic librarianship. The recently developed framework for information literacy provides a lens for understanding theories and experiences of information warfare. This approach creates an opportunity to explore the ways in which information literacy instruction based on the framework can be used to provide students with the ability to identify and resist information warfare initiatives to which they are exposed.

Outcomes: Learn the basics of current thinking on information warfare * Understand how the framework for information literacy can be used to study information warfare * Learn ways in which information literacy can be taught so as to provide learners with an ability to resist information warfare


  • Peter Rogers

    Librarian, Providence College