Information Literacy is important because it enables you to have lifelong learning and research skills. You will be able to find, evaluate, and use information from various sources. The new ACRL framework for Information Literacy is an expanded view of information, considering its social context and the diverse ways in which information is created, researched, shared, and remixed. This broader view of information is often referred to as a metacognition. The image below shows some of hte important elements.
The Metaliterate Learner Figure by Tom Mackey, Trudi Jacobson, and Roger Lipera available via CC-BY-NC