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A new definition of Information Literacy - Secker, Boden-Angell & Cornish

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A new definition of Information Literacy - Secker, Boden-Angell & Cornish

  1. 1. A new definition of Information Literacy Jane Secker, Debbi Boden-Angell and Jo Cornish Founder / Information Literacy Group / CILIP
  2. 2. A very quick trip down memory lane! Debbi Boden-Angell
  3. 3. 2003 Call to arms20042005
  4. 4. Timeline 2003 IL group 2018 2004 IL website 2018 2005 LILAC 2018 2006 JIL 2018 2005 definition 2018 “Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.” “Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.”
  5. 5. Background to new definition • Why is it needed now? • Who was involved? • Cross sectoral • Involving members and the committee
  6. 6. CILIP Information Literacy Definition 2004 "Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner."
  7. 7. Timeline March 2016 ILG Committee meeting June 2016 Consultation of ILG Members April 2017 Consultation at LILAC August 2017 Definition completed November 2017 CILIP Board approval April 2018 Launch at LILAC in Liverpool
  8. 8. Member Survey Feedback 2016 • Positive feedback about moving beyond Higher Education • Clear simple language • Acknowledge the world has changed • Digital literacy • E-safety • Copyright awareness • Critical thinking
  9. 9. LILAC 2017 feedback • Plain language • A definition for all, not just professionals • Informed citizens • "Having the ability to navigate information in an uncertain world" (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)LILAC 2017 by LILAC Conference is licensed under
  10. 10. What’s new? • High level definition • Secondary statement • Contexts • The role of information professionals
  11. 11. CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 “Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.”
  12. 12. Information Literacy and Everyday Life • Checking information online • Online transactions • Behave ethically online • Social media • Digital footprint • Privacy
  13. 13. Information Literacy and Citizenship • How to understand the world around us? • Recognise bias and misinformation • Fake news • Critical judgement
  14. 14. Information Literacy and Education • All stages of education • School, Further Education and Higher Education • Critical thinking skills • Transition from school to Higher Education • Equips learners with intellectual strategies
  15. 15. Information Literacy and the Workplace • Knowing when and how to use information • To help achieve organizational aims and adds value • Interpret work related information • Contributes to employability • Teamworking • Problem solving and analytical skills
  16. 16. Information Literacy and Health • Finding reliable sources of health information • Making it easier (Scotland) • Different techniques to ensure understanding
  17. 17. CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 “Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.”
  18. 18. This is just the beginning… - events, case studies, mainstreaming IL @infolitgroup @LILAC_conf #ILDefinition https://infolit.org.uk/definitions-models

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