Library Trends 60 (3) Winter 2012: Information Literacy Beyond the Academy, Part II

 

Library Trends 60 (3) Winter 2012: Information Literacy Beyond the Academy, Part II: Organizational Issues, Theoretical Perspectives, and Practical Initiatives. Edited by John Crawford.

This is the second of two issues of Library Trends on the theme of “Information Literacy Beyond the Academy,” which seeks to relocate information literacy outside its traditional base in higher education and to position it more within innovative thinking in such areas as: employability training, skills development, workplace decision making, adult literacies training and community learning and development, scholastic education, lifelong learning, and health and media literacies. The role of the public library in promoting awareness and understanding of information in many of these activities is a potentially important one and is explored in some of the articles.

While the first issue focused more on policy-making issues both at a national and international level the current issue is more concerned with developing perspectives on specific areas often based round a discrete piece of research. Nine articles are offered here that break down into broadly three areas: health literacy, lifelong learning and community, and education.


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  • Yates, Christine; Stoodley, Ian; Partridge, Helen; Bruce, Christine; Cooper, Helen; Day, Gary; Edwards, Sylvia L. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    Exploring information use within everyday or community contexts is a recent area of interest for information literacy research endeavors. Within this domain, health information literacy (HIL) has emerged as a focus of ...

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  • Walker, Christopher (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    Recent decades have seen change in social attitudes toward parenting within the United Kingdom. During this time, parenting has received an unprecedented amount of attention from government, through legislation and ...

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  • O'Connor, Lisa; Rapchak, Marcia (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    This article reports on a study of civic discourse in online political forums. On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in the United States after heated debate. Some of the ...

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  • Marshall, Audrey; Henwood, Flis; Guy, Elizabeth S. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    This article uses findings from a UK Department of Health funded research study known as Net.Weight to reflect on the concept of information literacy as it relates to consumer health. It explores how the results support ...

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  • Harlan, Mary Ann; Bruce, Christine; Lupton, Mandy (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012)
    As access to networked digital communities increases, a growing number of teens participate in digital communities by creating and sharing a variety of content. The affordances of social media—ease of use, ubiquitous access, ...

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