ERIC Number: ED452867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Taking the Initiative: Ensuring an Educational Role for Libraries in the Information Society Stream. Education and Information Literacy.
This paper comprises four case studies that illustrate the State Library of New South Wales' (Australia) commitment to learning. The first section describes a shared learning environment for graduate information studies students that was collaboratively developed by the State Library and the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia). The second section presents the Industry Placement Program, designed to insure students from a wide range of disciplines gain real industry experience relevant to their classroom learning and career interests. The third section covers the library's support for researchers and independent learners, including: five main areas in which clients need assistance, i.e., procedures, research skills, catalogs/indexes, specific subjects/formats, and new services; examples of questions asked by clients; strategies to address these needs; and development and delivery of two courses in research skills offered by the library. The fourth section presents a case study on Infocus, a service that provides students with information for their study of the New South Wales Higher School Certificate curriculum. (MES)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Library Instruction, Library Role, Library Services, Research Skills, Secondary Education, State Libraries, User Needs (Information)
For full text: http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/proceedings/nikk i.kallenberger.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia