Information Literacy

Infiltrating the Agenda, Challenging Minds


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

Focusing on important information literacy debates, this new book with contributions from many of the main experts in the field highlights important ideas and practical considerations. Information Literacy takes the reader on a journey across the contemporary information landscape, guided by academics and practitioners who are experts in navigating this ever-changing terrain.
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Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-610-4


This book contains a lot of fuel for information literacy practitioners in any 21st-century library, and the call to action is relevant across cash-strapped nations., College and Research Libraries
The breadth of coverage should mean this volume will have articles of interest to information literacy teachers and practitioners irrespective of their library sector., Journal of Information Literacy

Table of Contents

Part 1 Collaboration, curriculum and courses: Information literate pedagogy: Developing a levels framework for the Open University; Information literacy in the workplace and the employability agenda; Information literacy in the context of contemporary teaching methods in higher education. Part 2 Development, Dialogue and design; ‘Enquiring Minds’ and the role of information literacy in the design, management and assessment of student research tasks; Are we sharing our toys in the sandpit? Issues surrounding the design, creation, reuse and re-purposing of learning objects to support information skills teaching; Spielberg your way to information literacy: Producing educational movies and videos. Part 3 Obesity, overload and opportunity: Information literacy and noöpolitics; Contemporary technologies’ influence on learning as a social practice; Understanding the information literacy competencies of UK Higher Education students.