Information Literacy

1st Edition

A Practitioner’s Guide

Print ISBN: 9781843340652
eBook ISBN: 9781780630755
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st January 2005
Page Count: 232
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Taking an international approach, this book explores two main models of Information Literacy or IL: the SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) Seven Pillars of Information Skills and the IL competencies identified by the ALA (American Library Association). Practical examples for the development of IL skills identified by these models are illustrated using printed and web-based resources. The process of integrating IL provision within a programme of study is outlined to illustrate two strategies underpinning this integration at generic-skills level, the ‘plug & play’ approach, and at subject-specific level, the ‘research skills approach’. A range of diagnostic and assessment methods, to monitor the iterative process of IL skills development, are also presented within these frameworks.

Key Features

  • Explores practical applications of two major IL models
  • Explores strategies to integrate IL provision in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Illustrates the developments of independent learning skills through examples taken from different levels of provision at course level and from different levels of competences at user level


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

Introduction; Information literacy – setting the scene; Comparison of the information literacy frameworks; Information literacy practice; Case study 1: Information literacy module for social sciences; Case study 2: Applied Information Research; Conclusion.


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…this book is crammed with useful information and thought-provoking discussion., LTSN-ICS