ERIC Number: ED365336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Information Literacy: The Australian Agenda. Proceedings of a Conference Conducted by the University of South Australia Library (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, December 2-4, 1992).
Booker, Di, Ed.
The aims of this conference were to promote information literacy as a means of personal and national advancement in today's information-dependent society; to emphasize information literacy as an essential competency for lifelong learning; to ensure that all delegates understand information literacy and its importance for the economic and social well being of their community; to develop cross sectoral cooperation in promoting information literacy; to establish a broad-based national coalition for information literacy; and to identify the agenda for change needed across education and information sectors to raise the level of information literacy. The following papers are included: (1) "Information Literacy: What's It All About" (Patricia Senn Breivik); (2) "Information Literacy: Why Worry?" (Rodney Cavalier); (3) "What's the Government Saying?" (Anne Hazell); (4) "The Learning Society" (Philip Candy); (5) "Establishing the Agenda for Change" (Richard Owen); and (6) "What Can We Learn from the US Experience?" (Patricia Senn Breivik). Also included are the proceedings of 16 workshops and 76 recommendations from the workshops which provide the agenda for action on issues relating to information literacy in Australia. These recommendations address social justice, staff development, preservice training, research, partnerships and networks, economic development, advocacy, curriculum/methodology change, and supporting informal learning. Most of the papers contain references. (JLB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Seeking, Inservice Education, Lifelong Learning, Problem Solving, Research Proposals, Staff Development
Library Publications, University of South Australia, Holbrooks Rd., Underdale, South Australia 5032, Australia ($30 Australian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of South Australia, Underdale.
Identifiers: Australia; Equality (Social)