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Students today face a daily explosion of information resources and the challenge of using these resources effectively and responsibly. Academic libraries worldwide have responded by providing instruction in information literacy, described as the "ability to locate, manage, critically evaluate, and use information for problem solving, research, decision making, and continued professional development" (Orr, Appleton, & Wallin, 2001, p. 457). Information literacy instruction (ILI) requires a shift in focus from teaching specific information resources to a set of critical thinking skills ...
My blog to reflect about librarianship, my work, literacy, stuff I read, and a few other academic things. By the way, I read a lot of the LIS literature so you don't have to. If it is personal, not discussed in polite company (i.e. religion and politics), or more miscellaneous, I put it in my personal blog, The Itinerant Librarian . Citation for the article: Nijboer, Jelke and Esther Hammelburg, "Extending Media Literacy: a New Direction for Libraries." New Library World 111. 1/2 (2010): 36-45. Read via Emerald. This article is mostly a call to arms in terms of teaching ... Read More
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