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Radical Information Literacy

Author : Andrew Whitworth
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What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the ‘objectification’ of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of ‘community informatics’ Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located

Information Literacy and Social Justice

Author : Lua Gregory
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"Discusses information literacy and its social justice aspects, through a selection of chapters addressing the values of intellectual freedom, social responsibility, and democracy in relation to the sociopolitical context of library work"--Provided by publisher.

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice

Author : Dora Sales
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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

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

Author : Sarah McNicol
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This edited collection explores critical literacy theory and provides practical guidance to how it can be taught and applied in libraries. Critical literacy asks fundamental questions about our understanding of knowledge. Unlike more conventional approaches to literacy and resource evaluation, with critical literacy there is no single ‘correct’ way to read and respond to a text or resource. A commitment to equity and social justice sets critical literacy apart from many other types of literacy and links it to wider societal debates, such as internationalization, community cohesion and responses to disability. The book provides a foundation of critical literacy theory, as applied to libraries; combines theory and practice to explore critical literacy in relation to different user groups, and offers practical ways to introduce critical literacy approaches in libraries. Contributed to by international experts from across library sectors, the book covers topics including: radical information literacy as an approach to critical literacy education critical literacy and mature students physical and digital disability access in libraries teaching critical literacy skills in a multicultural, multilingual school community teaching media literacy developing critical literacy skills in an online environment new media and critical literacy. Critical Literacy for Information Professionals also contains a series of practically-focussed case studies that describe tools or approaches that librarians have used to engage users in critical literacy. Drawing on examples from across library sectors including schools, public libraries, universities, workplaces and healthcare, these illustrate how critical literacy can be applied across a variety of library settings, including online and new media environments. Accessible to those with little knowledge of critical literacy, while also introducing debates and ideas to those with more experience of the field, this book will be essential reading for librarians, information professionals and managers in all sectors, students of library and information science, school and higher education teachers and researchers.

Information Literacy

Author : Richard Adler
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This report is an informed observer's interpretation of the discussions that took place at the 1998 annual meeting of the Aspen Institute's Forum on Communications and Society (FOCAS). It summarizes the inquiry made by FOCAS members into the many issues surrounding information literacy, including what information literacy is, why we need an information literate society, measuring information literacy, and how schools, business, and governments can work together to promote information literacy. Following the summary of deliberations, the report outlines six initiatives suggested by FOCAS members that might be developed further to advance the cause of information literacy. The proposed initiatives include: (1) take idea leadership to promote awareness of information literacy; (2) assess and hold educators and political leaders at all levels accountable for students' proficiency in information literacy; (3) give teachers the preparation and support they need to do a better job; (4) involve parents more deeply in their children's education; (5) develop a dramatically different technology-based educational alternative; and (6) increase funding for research in education and information literacy. The appendix includes an "Information Literacy Background Paper," a list of conference participants, author biographies, and a brief description of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program. (AEF)

Information Literacy

Author : David V. Loertscher
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Information Literacy

Author : Zorana Ercegovac
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This book is a practical guide to information literacy programs, focusing on the intellectual aspects of locating, interpreting, evaluating, and communicating information sources.

Proceedings of the Annual Conference

Author : Pennsylvania Association of Two-Year Colleges
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Mapping Information Landscapes

Author : Andrew Whitworth
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Mapping Information Landscapes presents the first in-depth study of the educational implications of the idea of information literacy as ‘the capacity to map and navigate an information landscape’. Written by a leading researcher in the field, it investigates how teachers and learners can use mapping in developing their ability to make informed judgements about information, in specific places and times. Central to the argument is the notion that the geographical and information landscapes are indivisible, and the techniques we use to navigate each are essentially the same. The book presents a history of mapping as a means of representing the world, ranging from the work of medieval mapmakers to the 21st century. Concept and mind mapping are explored, and finally, the notion of discursive mapping: the dialogic process, regardless of whether a graphical map is an outcome. The theoretical framework of the book weaves together the work of authors including Annemaree Lloyd, Christine Bruce, practice theorists such as Theodore Schatzki and the critical geography of David Harvey, an author whose work has not previously been applied to the study of information literacy. The book concludes that keeping information landscapes sustainable and navigable requires attention to how equipment is used to map and organise those landscapes. How we collectively think about and solve problems in the present time inscribes maps and positions them as resources in whatever landscapes we will draw on in the future. Information literacy educators, whether in libraries, other HE courses, high schools or the workplace, will benefit by learning about how mapping – implicitly and explicitly – can be used as a method of teaching IL. The book will also be useful reading for academics and researchers of information literacy and students of library and information science.

Digital Literacy

Author : Paul Gilster
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"Readers leery of ramping onto the information highway and surfers suffering Internet overload will value the solid advice supplied by Gilster." --Booklist. "Paul Gilster's intelligent, sobering look at the Internet is a breath of fresh air." --Amazon.com "This book sheds light on the skills that Web surfers need to separate the digital garbage from the golden nuggets of good data. It's a good place to start for adult newcomers to the information highway." --Courant Now in paper! Digital Literacy provides Internet novices with the basic thinking skills and core competencies they'll need to thrive in an interactive environment so fundamentally different from passive media. PAUL GILSTER (Raleigh, North Carolina) is the author of The Web Navigator and Finding It on the Internet which have sold over 200,000 copies.

Library Literature Information Science

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An index to library and information science literature.

Information Literacy and the Technological Transformation of Higher Education

Author : Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section
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Radical Teacher

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Academic Library Research

Author : Marie L. Radford
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Advances in information technology, networked systems, and especially the advent of the Web have driven a rapid and vast change in academic libraries. Almost every aspect of library work has been dramatically impacted by the Web which enabled greatly enhanced remote access to collections and services and has prompted innovations such as virtual reference, e-book and e-journal collection development, and digitized archives. Academic Library Research: Perspectives and Current Trends updates traditional topics that have undergone exceptional, and in some cases, unexpected change since 1990 as well as reaching into new areas that have developed. It combines theoretical scholarship as well as research designed to inform practice, including case studies and user surveys.

Working with Faculty to Design Undergraduate Information Literacy Programs

Author : Rosemary Young
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Useful for the novice or experienced bibliographic instruction librarian seeking new ideas, programmes and methods of integrating information literacy into the curriculum, this teaching guide focuses on partnering with the institution to ensure information literate undergraduates.

Information Literacy One Key to Education

Author : Margit Misangyi Watts
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This issue draws on the expertise of librarians and faculty to highlight the central role of information literacy in higher education. The authors show how approaches to information literacy can be used to engage undergraduates in research and creative scholarship. The articles clarify definitions of information literacy and illustrate various means of curricular integration: Reforming the Undergraduate Experience Librarians as Agents of Change: Working with Curriculum Committees Using Change Agency Theory Global Educational Goals, Technology, and Information Literacy in Higher Education Information Literacy and Its Relationship to Cognitive Development and Reflective Judgment Information Literacy and First-Year Students Effective Librarian and Discipline Faculty Collaboration Models for Integrating Information Literacy into the Fabric of an Academic Institution Dynamic Purposeful Learning in Information Literacy College Student Engagement Surveys: Implications for Information Literacy Students regularly miss the relationship between the information-seeking process and the actual creation of knowledge. The authors in this issue support infusing the undergraduate curriculum with research-based learning to facilitate students' ability to define research for themselves. Most importantly, this volume argues, students' information literacy leads beyond finding information -- it actually involves their creating knowledge. This is the 114th volumes of the Jossey-Bass quarterly higher education report series New Directions for Teaching and Learning, which continues to offer a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and on the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

Information Literacy

Author : Jana Varlejs
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Challenge and Change in the Information Society

Author : Susan Hornby
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Information delivery and use is being challenged by social and technological developments causing a rethink of the role of information providers in society. This text represents many perspectives on today's information society and addresses key discussion areas within the information society debate.

The Blue Book on Information Age Inquiry Instruction and Literacy

Author : Daniel Callison
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Presents key terms in a working theoretical model that can be used in understanding the role of information inquiry in instruction and includes practical applications.

Information Literacy Instruction

Author : Esther S. Grassian
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A guide for librarians on teaching users how to retrieve and understand information covers learning styles, planning, copyright, design, teaching methods, assessments, diversity, and related topics, and offers exercises and activities.