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Radical Information Literacy

Radical Information Literacy
Author : Andrew Whitworth
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2014-08-27
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :244
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What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the ‘objectification’ of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of ‘community informatics’ Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located

Information Literacy and Social Justice

Information Literacy and Social Justice
Author : Toni Samek
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2013
Category : Electronic books
Total pages :320
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Radical Information Literacy

Radical Information Literacy
Author : Andrew Whitworth
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2014
Category : Computer-assisted instruction
Total pages :244
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What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the 'objectification' of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of 'community informatics' Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located.

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice
Author : Dora Sales,Maria Pinto
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release Date : 2016-09-26
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :294
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Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies considers the specific information literacy needs of communities of practice. As such, the book fills a gap in the literature, which has treated information literacy extensively, but has not applied it to the area of communities of practice. Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves, and uses resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied, and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, especially at a graduate level. This edited collection presents contributions from an international perspective on this key topic in library and information science. Contributions are arranged into two sections, the first exploring teaching and learning processes, and the second presenting case studies in communities of practice, including, but not limited to, health, research environments, college students, and higher education. Focuses on communities of practice, including health, research, and higher education and their distinct information needs Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic

Information Literacy

Information Literacy
Author : Richard Adler,Communications and Society Program (Aspen Institute)
Publisher : Aspen Inst Human Studies
Release Date : 1999
Category : Electronic information resource literacy
Total pages :44
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This report is an informed observer's interpretation of the discussions that took place at the 1998 annual meeting of the Aspen Institute's Forum on Communications and Society (FOCAS). It summarizes the inquiry made by FOCAS members into the many issues surrounding information literacy, including what information literacy is, why we need an information literate society, measuring information literacy, and how schools, business, and governments can work together to promote information literacy. Following the summary of deliberations, the report outlines six initiatives suggested by FOCAS members that might be developed further to advance the cause of information literacy. The proposed initiatives include: (1) take idea leadership to promote awareness of information literacy; (2) assess and hold educators and political leaders at all levels accountable for students' proficiency in information literacy; (3) give teachers the preparation and support they need to do a better job; (4) involve parents more deeply in their children's education; (5) develop a dramatically different technology-based educational alternative; and (6) increase funding for research in education and information literacy. The appendix includes an "Information Literacy Background Paper," a list of conference participants, author biographies, and a brief description of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program. (AEF)

Mapping Information Landscapes

Mapping Information Landscapes
Author : Andrew Whitworth
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release Date : 2020-06-26
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :272
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Mapping Information Landscapes presents the first in-depth study of the educational implications of the idea of information literacy as ‘the capacity to map and navigate an information landscape’. Written by a leading researcher in the field, it investigates how teachers and learners can use mapping in developing their ability to make informed judgements about information, in specific places and times. Central to the argument is the notion that the geographical and information landscapes are indivisible, and the techniques we use to navigate each are essentially the same. The book presents a history of mapping as a means of representing the world, ranging from the work of medieval mapmakers to the 21st century. Concept and mind mapping are explored, and finally, the notion of discursive mapping: the dialogic process, regardless of whether a graphical map is an outcome. The theoretical framework of the book weaves together the work of authors including Annemaree Lloyd, Christine Bruce, practice theorists such as Theodore Schatzki and the critical geography of David Harvey, an author whose work has not previously been applied to the study of information literacy. The book concludes that keeping information landscapes sustainable and navigable requires attention to how equipment is used to map and organise those landscapes. How we collectively think about and solve problems in the present time inscribes maps and positions them as resources in whatever landscapes we will draw on in the future. Information literacy educators, whether in libraries, other HE courses, high schools or the workplace, will benefit by learning about how mapping – implicitly and explicitly – can be used as a method of teaching IL. The book will also be useful reading for academics and researchers of information literacy and students of library and information science.

Information Literacy

Information Literacy
Author : David V. Loertscher,Blanche Woolls
Publisher : Hi Willow Research & Pub
Release Date : 2002
Category : Education
Total pages :170
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Information Literacy

Information Literacy
Author : Zorana Ercegovac
Publisher : Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
Release Date : 2001
Category : Education
Total pages :172
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This book is a practical guide to information literacy programs, focusing on the intellectual aspects of locating, interpreting, evaluating, and communicating information sources.

Information Literacy and Social Justice

Information Literacy and Social Justice
Author : Lua Gregory,Shana Higgins
Publisher : Library Juice PressLlc
Release Date : 2013
Category : Education
Total pages :306
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"Discusses information literacy and its social justice aspects, through a selection of chapters addressing the values of intellectual freedom, social responsibility, and democracy in relation to the sociopolitical context of library work"--Provided by publisher.

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals
Author : Sarah McNicol
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release Date : 2016-04-19
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :192
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This edited collection explores critical literacy theory and provides practical guidance to how it can be taught and applied in libraries. Critical literacy asks fundamental questions about our understanding of knowledge. Unlike more conventional approaches to literacy and resource evaluation, with critical literacy there is no single ‘correct’ way to read and respond to a text or resource. A commitment to equity and social justice sets critical literacy apart from many other types of literacy and links it to wider societal debates, such as internationalization, community cohesion and responses to disability. The book provides a foundation of critical literacy theory, as applied to libraries; combines theory and practice to explore critical literacy in relation to different user groups, and offers practical ways to introduce critical literacy approaches in libraries. Contributed to by international experts from across library sectors, the book covers topics including: radical information literacy as an approach to critical literacy education critical literacy and mature students physical and digital disability access in libraries teaching critical literacy skills in a multicultural, multilingual school community teaching media literacy developing critical literacy skills in an online environment new media and critical literacy. Critical Literacy for Information Professionals also contains a series of practically-focussed case studies that describe tools or approaches that librarians have used to engage users in critical literacy. Drawing on examples from across library sectors including schools, public libraries, universities, workplaces and healthcare, these illustrate how critical literacy can be applied across a variety of library settings, including online and new media environments. Accessible to those with little knowledge of critical literacy, while also introducing debates and ideas to those with more experience of the field, this book will be essential reading for librarians, information professionals and managers in all sectors, students of library and information science, school and higher education teachers and researchers.

Proceedings of the ... Annual Conference

Proceedings of the ... Annual Conference
Author : Pennsylvania Association of Two-Year Colleges
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2021
Category :
Total pages :129
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Library Literature & Information Science

Library Literature & Information Science
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2009
Category : Information science
Total pages :129
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An index to library and information science literature.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy
Author : Paul Gilster
Publisher : Wiley
Release Date : 1998-04-03
Category : Computers
Total pages :276
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"Readers leery of ramping onto the information highway and surfers suffering Internet overload will value the solid advice supplied by Gilster." --Booklist. "Paul Gilster's intelligent, sobering look at the Internet is a breath of fresh air." --Amazon.com "This book sheds light on the skills that Web surfers need to separate the digital garbage from the golden nuggets of good data. It's a good place to start for adult newcomers to the information highway." --Courant Now in paper! Digital Literacy provides Internet novices with the basic thinking skills and core competencies they'll need to thrive in an interactive environment so fundamentally different from passive media. PAUL GILSTER (Raleigh, North Carolina) is the author of The Web Navigator and Finding It on the Internet which have sold over 200,000 copies.

Information Literacy and the Technological Transformation of Higher Education

Information Literacy and the Technological Transformation of Higher Education
Author : Association of College and Research Libraries. Instruction Section
Publisher : Pierian Press
Release Date : 2004
Category : Education
Total pages :85
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Academic Library Research

Academic Library Research
Author : Marie L. Radford,Pamela Snelson
Publisher : Association of College & Research Libraries
Release Date : 2008
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :315
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Advances in information technology, networked systems, and especially the advent of the Web have driven a rapid and vast change in academic libraries. Almost every aspect of library work has been dramatically impacted by the Web which enabled greatly enhanced remote access to collections and services and has prompted innovations such as virtual reference, e-book and e-journal collection development, and digitized archives. Academic Library Research: Perspectives and Current Trends updates traditional topics that have undergone exceptional, and in some cases, unexpected change since 1990 as well as reaching into new areas that have developed. It combines theoretical scholarship as well as research designed to inform practice, including case studies and user surveys.