Skip to main content

Information and Digital Literacy (IDL) for Employment: Information and digital literacy for employment

Guide for Information and Digital Literacy (IDL) for Employment provided by the University of Sheffield Library

IDL for Employment

Information and Digital Literacy: For education, employment and citizenship.

Information and digital literacy (IDL) enables engaged learning. It blends information literacies with digital capabilities transcending technological skills and tools to identify with learning, living and working in a fluid digital world.

Information and digitally literate students are responsible and empowered citizens who develop positive and influential digital identities.

There are six broad literacies supported at the University of Sheffield:

Discovering literacy icon.                Understanding literacy icon                questioning literacy icon                referencing literacy icon                 creating literacy icon                 Discovering               Understanding                Questioning                  Referencing                      Creating                   Communicating

Information and digital literacy is one of the core Sheffield Graduate Attributes. The University is committed to ensuring that all our students have the support to develop information and digital literacy to enable a research-led university experience. This will position them well for graduate level employment and will equip them with life skills which are transferable to the demands of an increasingly complex digital world.

The University of Sheffield Learning and Teaching Strategy states:

"We want to ensure we equip our students effectively for their chosen path, recognising that employability is an important dimension to our education…”(p.4)

Develop your IDL for education, employment, and citizenship 

Introduction to Employability

University of Sheffield economics student, Baiju Shah, talks about information literacy, employability and commercial awareness.

Other resources

Other skills development opportunities in the university

Careers Service - Develop your employability 

LinkedIn Learning

University members can access LinkedIn Learning from MUSE > My services