The ethical dimension of information literacy under the perspective of Philosophy

ABSTRACT This paper addresses the ethical dimension of information literacy in a philosophical perspective. We seek to characterize this dimension from the fundamentals of the philosophy of information and information ethics. We assume that, in today's society, there’s a significant association between philosophy, ethics and information literacy. The research is exploratory and bibliographical character. We note that the ethical dimension of information literacy relates to know how to dispense the information and balance conflicting values, so that the results of the actions of the individual in the workplace are facing justice and collective good. This requires the librarian reflection on the action. Set criteria for ethical and legal use of information or follow pre-existing criteria (laws, resolutions, normalization) is also a feature of this size. We consider that this is a dimension which is manifested primarily in information situations involving a problem, a conflict of values, positioning and / or decision making.