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ERIC Number: ED434662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 17
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Information Literacy: The Key Competency for the 21st Century.
Bundy, Alan
This paper examines Australian progress in addressing the implications of two certainties about the 21st century--change will be a constant, and it will be a century of data and information abundance. The focus is on the higher education sector, consisting of 36 public and two private universities. Topics discussed include: (1) characteristics of Australian higher education; (2) challenges for libraries; (3) Information Fatigue Syndrome, i.e., ill health as a result of information overload; (4) education at a crossroads--changes in the role of education because of the information explosion; (5) lifelong learning; (6) changing the educational paradigm, including development of information skills and information literacy as a goal of higher education; (7) the need for research on information literacy; (8) information literacy as the "zeitgeist" of the times, i.e., an idea whose time has come; (9) the marketing of information literacy; (10) a strategic response to ensure that, by 2000, every educator, educational administrator, and librarian in Australia has heard of information literacy; (11) Australian information literacy conferences; (12) summaries of two conference papers on information literacy; (13) information literacy and library competencies; (14) highlights of two Australian government reports on information literacy; and (15) response of Australian university libraries to information literacy and their potential role as educational change agents. (Contains 26 references.) (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia