Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education

Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education

Educating the Educators

1st Edition - November 18, 2016

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  • Editors: Dianne Oberg, Siri Ingvaldsen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081006313
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081006306

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Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education: Educating the Educators is written for librarians and educators working in universities and university colleges, providing them with the information they need to teach media and information literacy to students at levels ranging from bachelor to doctoral studies. In order to do so, they need to be familiar with students’ strengths and weaknesses regarding MIL. This book investigates what university and college students need to know about searching for, and evaluating, information, and how teaching and learning can be planned and carried out to improve MIL skills. The discussions focus on the use of process-based inquiry approaches for developing media and information literacy competence, involving students in active learning and open-ended investigations and emphasizing their personal learning process. It embraces face-to-face teaching, and newer forms of online education.

Key Features

  • Examines the intersecting roles of academic librarians, teacher educators, and library educators in preparing library students and teacher education students to use the library
  • Brings new perspectives from both teacher educator and library educator, and draws connections between higher and secondary education (K12)
  • Draws on a number of competences, skills, knowledge, experiences, and reflections from a variety of perspectives, and focuses on libraries as efficient tools in all kinds of education and learning activities
  • Written by an international group of authors with firsthand experience of teaching MIL
  • Looks at how libraries can contribute to the promotion of civic literacy within higher education institutions and in society more widely


Academic librarians and information literacy educators working in Universities

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. What Teacher Education Students Need to Learn about the Library as a Tool in Reading Education and the Promotion of Information Literacy
    3. Library Didactics – The Characteristics of Library Based Teaching
    4. What Library Students Need to Learn in order to Take a Leadership Role in Media and Information Literacy Teaching in Schools, Working as Teacher-Librarians in Collaboration with Teachers?
    5. Teaching the Ethical Use of Information as a Literacy Skill: The Roles of Library Educators and Teacher Educators
    6. Academic Libraries in the Promotion of Civic Literacy
    7. Teaching Source Criticism to Students in Higher Education

Product details

  • No. of pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2016
  • Published: November 18, 2016
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081006313
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081006306

About the Editors

Dianne Oberg

Professor Emerita in teacher-librarianship from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Before coming to the University, Dianne worked as a classroom teacher and teacher-librarian in the public school system Dianne was the first editor of the international refereed journal, School Libraries Worldwide, and she is an active member of IFLA and IASL.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Alberta, Canada

Siri Ingvaldsen

Head of Sogn og Fjordane County Library in Western Norway. Previously, she was the project manager of the Norwegian School Library Program 2009-13, and a lecturer in School Library Studies at the University of Agder, Norway.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sogn og Fjordane County Library, Norway

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