In this information age, information literacy is a survival skill; it is considered as one of the 21st century skills necessary for students to survive. To be information literate, one must acquire the ability not only to locate information but also to evaluate and use effectively the information found. Instead of drowning in the abundance of information that are available, an information literate individual knows when to use the information effectively to solve a problem or to make a decision, whether the information comes from a book, a film, the Internet, or any other possible sources.
The science behind organizing books in the library is very simple. EMC uses Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system which is one of the standards in classifying materials in the Library. The system was conceived by Melvil Dewey in 1973 and was first published in 1976. Hierarchy in the DDC is expressed through structure and notation. This means that all topics (except for the 10 main classes) are part of a broader topics above them. The Ten Main Classes include the following: