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  • 1. How to develop an information Literacy policy on examples of The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia National Parliamentary Library of Georgia
  • 2.
    • “ Information Literacy” (also referred as “Information fluency”, “Information mediacy”) is the ability to know when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate and use it appropriately and ethically once it is retrieved from any media, including electronic, human or print sources.
    What is the concept of Information Literacy ?
  • 3. What is the concept of Information Literacy ?
    • First the subject was discussed in the U.S. in 1974 in response to the rapidly increasing amount of information and the complexities of doing search. The concept was introduced by the president of Information Industry Association Paul Zurkowski .
  • 4. What is the concept of Information Literacy ?
    • Thus, Information literacy -
    • is an ability to identify, scope, organize, evaluate and use information
    • It combines IT proficiency and research skills;
    • It is important for academic achievements;
    • It is a basis for lifelong learning (the original meaning of “literate”)
  • 5. What are the key IL skills?
    • Recognizing the need for information,
    • Ability to find and evaluate information,
    • Critical reading and thinking to synthesize information,
    • Effective communication of information,
    • Comfortable using of appropriate technologies
  • 6.  
  • 7. Objectives of introduction of IL policy at the above mentioned library and research centre:
    • To establish teaching of information literacy in libraries and research centres;
    • To enhance the information literacy capabilities of librarians and researchers;
    • To have information literate librarians and users.
  • 8. Two types of IL Models
    • SCONUL’s Seven (7) Pillars of Information Literacy,
    • Eisenberg and Berkowitz’s Big 6 model.
  • 9. SCONUL Seven Pillars model for Information Literacy
  • 10. The Big 6 TM model:
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • Besides, the information literacy, there are other literacies as well, such as: media literacy, visual literacy, network literacy, library instruction and others.
  • 13. Visual literacy
    • “ to understand and use images, including the ability to think, learn and express oneself in terms of images” [Braden & Hortin, 1982]
    • ability to understand and use visual images in our daily lives
  • 14. Media literacy
    • The ability to use various media to access, analyze and produce information for specific customes
    • A media literate person can decode, evaluate, analyze and produce both print and electronic media.
    • Recognize the influence of television, film, radio, recorded music, newspapers and other media
  • 15. Computer literacy
    • Knowing/understanding how to use a PC
    • The ability to create and manipulate documents and data via word processing, databases and other software applications
    • It is not about the ability to write computer programs
  • 16. Digital literacy
    • The ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers or other digital technology, i.e. cellphones
  • 17. Information Literacy Goal
    • The goal of Information Literacy at the libraries and research centres is to integrate fully into the environment, to facilitate lifelong learning for all generations, and especially for so called “digital generation”. These goals can be achieved through various information literacy programs and on-going interactions with user’s.
    • First of all, it is important to increase user’s familiarity with the use of available electronic information sources (already existing e-catalogues, as well as traditional ones, digital libraries, literary forum, media coverage and ect.)
  • 18.
    • "To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and has the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.
    • Information Literacy is important to all libraries, library users, and the general public.
    • The American Library Association's (ALA) Presidential Committee on Information Literacy,
  • 19. Role of Library
    • The development of information literacy skills and knowledge throughout the University community is an essential element of the Library's mission.
    • The responsibility for supporting the development of information literacy knowledge and skills is a partnership between the Library and academic and other University staff.
    • The Library has particular expertise to support staff and students in the development of their own information literacy.
    • Information literacy is an essential priority for the Library, and Library staff will be supported with appropriate:
    • Staff development and training
    • Resources - e.g. teaching spaces, technology.
    • Teaching and learning planning processes.
  • 20. Information Literacy for the NPLG Users
  • 21. NPLG Digital Collections
  • 22. NPLG Electronic Catalogue
  • 23. NPLG at Facebook
  • 24. NPLG at Google search top results (Georgian)
  • 25. We also use Web 2.0 tools:
    • Wikis
    • Social bookmarking
    • Social networking
    • Tagging
    • By means of Web 2.0 we can get and share information, opinions, ideas, which is so important in these days.
  • 26. Digital resources of NPLG
    • http ://
  • 27.
    • “ Knowledge is power”
    • To solve the problem of development users information literacy, we must know their real needs. Seven Pillars method for evaluation of Library Services.
    • Become aware that information exists in a variety of forms.
    • Create and present information and ideas to meet the intended purpose and
    • audience, selecting and using different layouts and techniques for different tasks. For example, tamplates, make video for future libary ry user etc.