Information Literacy in the Scottish Government Jenny Foreman Lesley Thomson March 2009
A smarter Scotland is at the heart of everything we want to achieve for this country. We can only build a Scotland that is wealthier and fairer, one that is healthier, safer, stronger and greener, if people are equipped with the skills, expertise and knowledge for success. Fiona Hyslop, MSP. 2007. Skills for Scotland.
“ If Scotland is to remain an advanced economy it is essential that its people should understand how to access information, assess it critically and use it discriminatingly , in other words be information literate and have the necessary information literacy skills and competencies.” Dr John Crawford
“ Most enjoyable, light-hearted and fun. I learnt about Advanced Google , so good I’ve used it twice in the last hour and managed to find information I’ve been looking for over the last couple of weeks.”
“ I hadn’t really thought about advanced searches before, so this was really beneficial.”
“ very useful as well as enjoyable – should be rolled out to everyone in the Scottish Government .”