Library Trends 60 (2) Fall 2011: Information Literacy Beyond the Academy, Part I: Towards Policy Formulation

 

Library Trends 60 (2) Fall 2011: Information Literacy Beyond the Academy, Part I. Edited by John Crawford.

Information literacy has not been chosen as a subject for an issue of Library Trends since the 1991 issue, "Toward Information Literacy—Innovative Perspectives for the 1990s" (Huston, 1991). This issue was heavily focused on the higher education sector and in particular what was then known as bibliographic instruction. Since then, research, development, and practitioner activity has moved on and activity, research, and development work around information literacy, is taking place in career choice and management, employability training, skills development, workplace decision making, adult literacies training and community learning and development, scholastic education, lifelong learning, and health and media literacies. Information literacy has matured sufficiently to have become a national and international policy issue, as evidenced by President Obama's 2009 proclamation declaring October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. The articles submitted by the contributors reflect much of this agenda.


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  • Whitworth, Andrew (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011)
    This article reports on a qualitative content analysis of a sample of national information literacy policies, whether endorsed by states or professional bodies. It develops a framework for analysis which is attuned to ...

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  • Weiner, Sharon (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011)
    There is growing recognition that information literacy is a critical skill for educational and workplace success, engagement in lifelong learning, and civic participation. To be considered for allocations of financial ...

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  • Pilerot, Ola; Lindberg, Jenny (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011)
    Organizations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) put a lot of effort in advocacy and policy making for ...

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  • Lloyd, Annemaree (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011)
    Information literacy has been proclaimed as a foundational literacy of the twenty-first century by many researchers, library practitioners, and international agencies. However, there is still disagreement about how information ...

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  • Jacobs, Heidi L.M.; Berg, Selinda (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011)
    In 2009, President Barack Obama declared October of that year to be National Information Literacy Awareness Month and issued a proclamation stating that "an informed and educated citizenry is essential to the functioning ...

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