Information Literacy In Library Literature

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CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 Introduction This chapter will discuss more about the effectiveness of information literacy in academic libraries. Information literacy is a term that we have been hearing for a several decades, but do we know what it means and how to achieve it? Without a clear definition, we have no roadmap to begin the journey to achieve an information-literate society. In addition to the term information literacy, we have heard about media literacy, technology literacy, computer literacy and probably several others. Each of those has a slightly different angle on what student will learn. Today it is imperative that student learn to identify a need information, and then to find the necessary information and to evaluate and…show more content…
Individuals accessing information must deal with more than abundance questions of authenticity, accuracy, ethics, reliability and applicability pose challenges for the individual and society. It need operates within this information-rich environment and has a commitment to empowering our students to participate effectively in it. The need to acquire skills to translate information into knowledge is relevant to all disciplines. Information literacy is linked to professional competency and gives graduates skills which extend into all areas of life. The Graduate Attributes of USC acknowledge the importance of equipping students with transferable capabilities that are central to satisfying participation in contemporary…show more content…
Asserting the importance of information literacy, and promoting the educational role of the library, is key components of this evolution. Libraries are becoming centers of teaching and learning on the American campus. Instruction librarians are, therefore, increasingly important players in the changes taking place. This is reflected in the growing demand for librarians with teaching experience (Clyde, 2002), and in the increasing number of American Library Association-accredited library schools offering courses in library instruction (ACRL, 2002). Instruction librarians agree that course-integrated and curricula-integrated information literacy programs are the preferred and most effective approach to providing quality user education (Hollister and Coe, 2003). By definition, integrated information literacy programs must involve effective collaboration between teaching faculty and instruction librarians. Instruction librarians must, therefore, also be active library liaisons to the faculty and academic departments they work

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