Information Literacy Landscapes
Information Literacy in Education, Workplace and Everyday Contexts
- Annemaree Lloyd, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Drawing upon the authorâs on going research into information literacy, Information Literacy Landscapes explores the nature of the phenomenon from a socio-cultural perspective, which offers a more holistic approach to understanding information literacy as a catalyst for learning. This perspective emphasizes the dynamic relationship between learner and environment in the construction of knowledge. The approach underlines the importance of contextuality, through which social, cultural and embodied factors influence formal and informal learning. This book contributes to the understanding of information literacy and its role in formal and informal contexts.View full description
Educators and practitioners in library, vocational and higher education sectors.
- Published: February 2010
- Imprint: Chandos Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84334-507-7
An impressive work that challenges many of the popular ideas of IL and how it needs to be approachedâ¦a truly special work that reminds us that our information landscape is very much one of wide skies and broad vistas., Library Review
This well researched book provides a logically organised process for readers to understand the complex concept., Australian Academic and Research Libraries
This book is well written, contains a wealth of references, and the chapters are clearly signposted... I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to develop a serious understanding of the wider issues surrounding information literacy., Journal of Information Literacy
Table of ContentsConceptual orientation; Information literacy practice in academic libraries and the higher education landscape; Information literacy in the workplace landscape; Information literacy advocacy and the public library landscape; Landscapes of information literacy; A conceptual architecture for information literacy practice; Concluding comments.