Who We Are
From the Dean
Know the Libraries
The Institute for Information Literacy at Purdue brings together researchers, educators, and stakeholders to investigate information literacy challenges.
Our common purpose: developing new information literacy models to navigate the perilous world of information.
The Institute creates a community of information literacy researchers whose work enables people to successfully navigate today’s information environment.
The Institute hosts an annual 2-day symposium, Information and Democracy: Education, Access, Libraries, and Society (ID:EALS),
spotlighting research and facilitating dialog amongst those striving to combat misinformation, fake news, and other unethical uses of information affecting our society.
The Institute hosts an annual art exhibition, Making Sense: Exploring Information Challenges Through Art, which is composed
of works that highlight information issues, such as misinformation, information privacy, and other unethical uses of information.
The Institute funds research projects that examine complex information challenges within particular
contexts with the aim of developing information literacy models that enable people to successfully
navigate and contribute to today’s information environment.
Learn more about the 2022 grant awardees.
The Institute trains undergraduate researchers to recognize the gravity of contemporary information challenges,
apply research skills to study these ongoing and emerging information challenges, and to propose potential solutions.
The Institute recognizes excellence in research with annual awards for: