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The SCONUL Model is useful because it defines attitudes and behaviours (i.e. understandings) as well as core skills and competences (i.e. abilities) associated with the seven ‘pillars’ of information literacy development – identify, scope, plan, gather, evaluate, manage and present. These abilities and understandings will be used as the Library plans information literacy support.
A graphical presentation of the seven "understandings" is shown below.