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Information literacy instruction in libraries

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Information literacy instruction in libraries

  1. 1. Information LiteracyInstruction in Libraries Dr. Khalid Mahmood University of the Punjab 1
  2. 2. 21st Century “Survival Literacies” (Unesco)1. Basic or Core functional literacy fluencies of reading, writing, oralcy and numeracy2. Computer Literacy3. Media Literacy4. Distance Education and E-Learning5. Cultural Literacy6. Information Literacy 2
  3. 3. Information Literacy: DefinitionA mean to “empower people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals” (Unesco)A set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information” (ACRL) 3
  4. 4. IL-Related Terms Information fluency – Capability or mastering of information competencies User education – Global approach to teach information access to users Library instruction – Focuses on library skills Bibliographic instruction – User training on information search and retrieval Information competencies – Compound skills and goals of information literacy Information skills – Focuses on information abilities Development of information skills – Process of facilitating information skills 4
  5. 5. Information Literacy Standards (IFLA) 5
  6. 6. Stages of Information Literacy Life Cycle (Unesco)1. Realize that a need or problem exists that requires information its satisfactory resolution.2. Know how to accurately identify and define the information needed to meet the need, solve the problem, or make the decision.3. Know how to determine whether the needed information exists or not, and if it does not, know how to create, or cause to be created the unavailable information (also referred to as “creating new knowledge”).4. Know how to find the needed information if you have determined that it does, indeed, exist.5. Know how to create, or cause to be created, unavailable information that you need; sometimes called “creating new knowledge.” 6
  7. 7. Stages of Information Literacy Life Cycle (Unesco)6. Know how to fully understand found information, or know where to go for help if needed to understand it.7. Know how to organize, analyze, interpret and evaluate information, including source reliability.8. Know how to communicate and present the information to others in appropriate and usable formats and mediums.9. Know how to utilize the information to solve a problem, make a decision or meet a need.10. Know how to preserve, store, reuse, record and archive information for future use.11. Know how to dispose of information no longer needed, and safeguard information that should be protected. 7
  8. 8. IL Competency Standards for HigherEducation (ACRL)The information literate student…1. determines the nature and extent of the information needed.2. accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.3. evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.4. uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.5. understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally. 8
  9. 9. IL Standards (Australia / New Zealand)The information literate person1. recognizes the need for information and determines the nature and extent of the information needed2. finds needed information effectively and efficiently3. critically evaluates information and the information seeking process4. manages information collected or generated5. applies prior and new information to construct new concepts or create new understandings6. uses information with understanding and acknowledges cultural, ethical, economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information 9
  10. 10. IL Instruction Program:Getting Institutional Commitment 10
  11. 11. IL Instruction Program:Action Plan 11
  12. 12. IL Instruction Program: Instruction Management Part of regular faculty/school courses Independent curricular courses Extra-curricular courses Independent short courses Courses for faculty/teachers Online information literacy instruction 12
  13. 13. IL Resources: ACRL 13
  14. 14. IL Resources: IFLA 14
  15. 15. IL Resources: Unesco 15
  16. 16. IL Resources: NFIL 16
  17. 17. IL Resources: IL Website 17
  18. 18. Thanks for your patience 18

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