The cornerstone of lifelong learning is the ability to find and use information. The vision of the Information Literacy Curriculum is to ensure that all students in the Southington Public Schools are effective users and producers of ideas and information. All students will be information and technology literate in a manner that will support their futures as independent, lifelong learners and as productive, well-informed citizens. Students must learn strategies to make meaning from the complex array of data easily available through countless sources. Information and technology literate students need to know how to read and write and how to locate, access, interpret, analyze, produce, evaluate and communicate information on a variety of concepts, problems or issues in a wide range of formats. In addition, students must be ensured the opportunity to acquire a love and appreciation of reading.