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Practising Information Literacy

Author : Annemaree Lloyd
ISBN : 9781780632803
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book showcases new interdisciplinary academic research on the relationship between information literacy and learning. It combines findings with new understandings drawn from theoretical and empirical research conducted in primary and secondary schools, higher education, workplaces, and community contexts. The studies offer new insights into questions such as how transferable are the information practices and skills learned in one context to other contexts? What is the degree to which information competences are generic, to what degree are they domain and context specific? What are the kinds of challenges and outcomes that emerge from incorporating information literacy into education and training courses? And, most importantly, what kinds of theories and philosophies regarding the nature of learning, information, and knowledge, should information literacies education and research efforts be based on?

Pathways Into Information Literacy And Communities Of Practice

Author : Dora Sales
ISBN : 9780081006801
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies considers the specific information literacy needs of communities of practice. As such, the book fills a gap in the literature, which has treated information literacy extensively, but has not applied it to the area of communities of practice. Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves, and uses resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied, and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, especially at a graduate level. This edited collection presents contributions from an international perspective on this key topic in library and information science. Contributions are arranged into two sections, the first exploring teaching and learning processes, and the second presenting case studies in communities of practice, including, but not limited to, health, research environments, college students, and higher education. Focuses on communities of practice, including health, research, and higher education and their distinct information needs Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic

Information Literacy In The Workplace

Author : Marc Forster
ISBN : 9781783301324
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explains how information literacy (IL) is essential to the contemporary workplace and is fundamental to competent, ethical and evidence-based practice. In today’s information-driven workplace, information professionals must know when research evidence or relevant legal, business, personal or other information is required, how to find it, how to critique it and how to integrate it into one’s knowledge base. To fail to do so may result in defective and unethical practice which could have devastating consequences for clients or employers. There is an ethical requirement for information professionals to meet best practice standards to achieve the best outcome possible for the client. This demands highly focused and complex information searching, assessment and critiquing skills. Using a range of new perspectives, Information Literacy in the Workplace demonstrates several aspects of IL’s presence and role in the contemporary workplace, including IL’s role in assuring competent practice, its value to employers as a return on investment, and its function as an ethical safeguard in the duty and responsibilities professionals have to clients, students and employers. Chapters are contributed by a range of international experts, including Christine Bruce, Bonnie Cheuk, Annemaree Lloyd with a foreword from Jane Secker. Content covered includes: examination of the value and impact of IL in the workplace how IL is experienced remotely, beyond workplace boundariesIL’s role in professional development organizational learning and knowledge creationdeveloping information professional competencieshow to unlock and create value using IL in the workplace. Readership: This book will be useful for librarians and LIS students in understanding how information literacy is experienced by professions they support; academics teaching professional courses; professionals (e.g. medical, social care, legal and business based) and their employers in showing that IL is essential to best practice and key to ethical practice.

Information Literacy Moving Toward Sustainability

Author : Serap Kurbanoglu
ISBN : 9783319281971
Genre : Education
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2015, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in October 2015. The 61 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 226 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information literacy, environment and sustainability; workplace information literacy and knowledge management; ICT competences and digital literacy; copyright literacy; other literacies; information literacy instruction; teaching and learning information literacy; information literacy, games and gamification; information need, information behavior and use; reading preference: print vs electronic; information literacy in higher education; scholarly competencies; information literacy, libraries and librarians; information literacy in different context.

Information Literacy Beyond Library 2 0

Author : Peter Godwin
ISBN : 9781856047623
Genre : Computers
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This book offers practical strategies for all library and information practitioners and policy makers with responsibility for developing and delivering information literacy programmes to their users. This new book picks up where the best-selling Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 left off. In the last three years the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile. This new book asks where we are now, what is the same and what has changed, and, most crucially, how do we as information professionals respond to the new information literacy and become a central part of the revolution itself? The book is divided into three distinct sections. Part 1 explores the most recent trends in technology, consumption and literacy, while Part 2 is a resource bank of international case studies that demonstrate the key trends and their effect on information literacy and offer innovative ideas to put into practice. Part 3 assesses the impact of these changes on librarians and what skills and knowledge they must acquire to evolve alongside their users. Some of the key topics covered are: • the evolution of ‘online’ into the social web as mainstream • the use of social media tools in information literacy • the impact of mobile devices on information literacy delivery • shifting literacies, such as metaliteracy, transliteracy and media literacy, and their effect on information literacy. Readership: This is essential reading for all library and information practitioners and policy makers with responsibility for developing and delivering information literacy programmes to their users. It will also be of great interest to students of library and information studies particularly for modules relating to literacy, information behaviour and digital technologies.

Information Literacy Research

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A research methods textbook focussed specifically on information literacy Information literacy has become established as a core research topic in the library and information science field. An extensive range of research has been undertaken and there is a burgeoning corpus of literature created by academic researchers, library practitioners and other researchers who explore information literacy through their own disciplinary lens. Investigations into information literacy have drawn from a variety of methodologies and applied a range of methods and techniques to explore information literacy as it is enacted in a wide range of contexts. Information Literacy Research describes this research landscape, identifying the core qualitative approaches applied in the research of information literacy and less used or innovative applications. To achieve balance, the book also addresses, but to a lesser extent, quantitative and mixed method approaches to information literacy research. The book identifies key theories, methodologies and methods that have been used to shape our knowledge of information literacy and the approaches we apply to its investigation. The central aim of the book is to develop and support readers understanding of how information literacy research and teaching is framed, developed and produced. In each chapter, key examples are given about how theory, types of pedagogical frameworks, methods and tools have been used. Coverage includes: situating information literacy research informing information literacy research framing information literacy pedagogy qualitative methods quantitative and mixed method approaches data collection planning for research evaluating information literacy research. This book will be of value to researchers already engaged in researching the information literacy landscape; for students who are developing or undertaking research or simply interested in identifying approaches to information literacy; and practitioners who want to investigate the practice of information literacy to create an evidence base to support information literacy in their workplaces or institutions. Practitioners and students who are new to information literacy research and its application will find this book a useful tool to help them evaluate existing information literacy research.

Critical Library Instruction

Author : Maria T. Accardi
ISBN : 9781936117406
Genre : Education
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"A collection of articles about various ways of applying critical pedagogy and related educational theories to library instruction"--Provided by publisher.

Literacy In Theory And Practice

Author : Brian V. Street
ISBN : 0521289610
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book challenges conventional theories about literacy, and the practices which often arise from them. It attempts to provide a new perspective through which the variety of literacy practices across different cultures can be viewed and from which the practical issues that arise in specific literacy campaigns and programmes can be approached. Dr Street first examines the explicit theories developed about literacy within different academic disciplines, on the premise that these underlie statements about literacy within development campaigns and in everyday usage. He analyses in detail arguments about the 'technical' and 'neutral' nature of literacy and its supposed 'cognitive' consequences in the work of some psychologists, linguists and social anthropologists. He claims that these amount to a coherent but flawed model that he terms the 'autonomous' model of literacy. Against this he poses an 'ideological' model, one which pays greater attention to the social structure. He attempts to bring together recent shifts in this direction in writings on literacy and to construct a coherent model for further work.

Practicing College Learning Strategies

Author : Carolyn Hopper
ISBN : 9781111833350
Genre : Education
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PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES, Sixth Edition, is a readable, straightforward, and practical text which focuses on making a first year student’s transition to college smoother. PRACTICING COLLEGE LEARNING STRATEGIES models learning strategies that will give students the foundation for learning how to learn throughout college and for becoming life-long learners. The text and activities are thoughtfully constructed using strategies supported by brain research and neuroscience. In addition, the structured activities and exercises guide students in the reflection process to make the information personal and useful and to provide practice opportunities. By combining practical application with learning strategies theory, this text is a motivational tool teaching students how to learn. The author focuses on putting students in the driver’s seat, teaching them how to use all of the tools that are at their disposal. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College Research Libraries News

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