ERIC Number: ED447823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
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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)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Directors, Library Role, Library Services, Lifelong Learning
For full text: http://educate.lib.chalmers.se/iatul/proceedcontents/qutpap/ breivik_full.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: National Forum on Information Literacy
Note: In: Virtual Libraries: Virtual Communities. Abstracts, Fulltext Documents and PowerPoint Presentations of Papers and Demos Given at the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) Conference (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 3-7, 2000); see IR 057 942.