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ERIC Number: ED447823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Information Literacy for the Skeptical Library Director.
Breivik, Patricia S.
This paper begins by providing background on the information literacy movement, including the educational reform efforts of the 1980s, a higher education summit conference, and the 1989 American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Committee on Information Literacy Final Report. Other highlights include: the information literacy triangle; providing universal access by getting the Internet into all schools and public libraries; the need for funding to educate people to take advantage of technological advancements; definitions of information literacy; a UNESCO report addressing the importance of lifelong learning; the Global Knowledge Partnership; and the efforts of the National Forum on Information Literacy. The following practical steps for academic library directors are suggested: (1) take time to think through the concept of information literacy; (2) ask questions about information literacy on campus; (3) find out what the barriers to information literacy are; and (4) celebrate successes. (MES)
For full text: breivik_full.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Forum on Information Literacy
Note: In: Virtual Libraries: Virtual Communities. Abstra