"Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." (ACRL)
Basically, you are information literate if you know how to learn. This is a crucial set of skills for any profession because things change! In your career, whether it be nursing, teaching, or music business, you will be responsible for keeping up with changing knowledge, standards, and trends.
The purpose of the BILS tutorial and of the library instruction program at Belmont is to help you become information literate so that you can manage the deluge of information you encounter on a daily basis and in your career.