This special issue is seeking papers on any aspect of information literacy within community and workplace contexts. Information literacy refers to the ability to access, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources. Whilst information literacy has rapidly become an object of scholarly interest in the education and the library and information science disciplines, the majority of this interest has been confined to educational settings. Little research has been conducted exploring information literacy within the community or workplace setting. According to ALIA, information literacy can contribute to learning for life, personal and professional empowerment, social inclusion, participative citizenship and innovation and enterprise. The Alexandria Proclamation on information literacy and lifelong learning argues that information literacy is a basic human right. This special issue of ALJ will provide a forum to identify, share and develop the issues relevant to information literacy within workplace and community settings.