These are two definitions of Information Literacy. Knowing what information literacy is will help you in your work as a writing tutor, and will help you understand what librarians do:
The purpose of the Writing Center LibGuide is to provide Writing Center consultants and clients with a clear, easily navigable hub in which they can find instructions for use of the library’s resources and from which they can access those resources. Although this Guide is meant to specifically focus on the library’s research tools, it also includes instructions for conducting web searches outside of UA’s domains and subscriptions. Additionally, it conveys information regarding adequate citation of sources found using such techniques. Ultimately, the Writing Center LibGuide functions as a tool consultants and clients can apply during consultation sessions, both when they don’t know what research resources UA provides, and when they are unsure of how to adapt those resources to their scholarship.