For full text: http://educate.lib.chalmers.se/iatul/proceedcontents/qutpap/ breivik_full.html.
Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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)
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.