Information Literacy

Recognising the Need


  • Geoff Walton, Staffordshire University, UK
  • Alison Pope, Staffordshire University, UK

This set of conference proceedings derives from the Information Literacy: Recognising the Need conference at Staffordshire University, 17 May 2006. The papers in this book discuss key themes in information literacy and have been written by several renowned experts in the field. Information literacy is not just about finding information: it is a true catalyst for educational change. It enables independent lifelong learning. These papers consider the position of information literacy in the higher education arena, how students bewitched by easy internet searching can be engaged in the learning process and how information professionals and academic colleagues might move in partnership towards the information literate university.
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Information professionals and lecturers within higher education


Book information

  • Published: May 2006
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-243-4

Table of Contents

Background to the conference; Information literacy: recognising the need - an introduction; Information literacy: the new “pedagogy of the question”; Developing a community of practice: the Newcastle information literacy project; Providing for the next generation: adopting interactive whiteboards in information literacy training; Keeping up with the Google generation: the challenge for information literacy teachers; Information overload and the re-invention of brutality: a systemic view of information literacy; Working towards the Information Literate University; Reflections on the ‘Information Literacy: Recognising the Need’ conference.