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ERIC Number: ED518553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Preliminary Insight of Information Literacy Competencies among School Library Media Teachers
Tan, Shyh-Mee; Diljit, Singh
International Association of School Librarianship, Paper presented at the School Library Association of Queensland and the International Association of School Librarianship Conference incorporating the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship (Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2010)
This study examines library media teachers' perception of information literacy, their current levels of information literacy competencies, and the factors affecting information literacy implementation in secondary schools. 36 library media teachers from Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur participated in this self-report questionnaire-based survey. Respondents knew what information literacy is and perceived it as much needed skills. Skills to identify information needed obtained a mean of 3.94 and skills to synthesize information scored the lowest mean of 3.47. They need continuing education opportunities, professional development, information literacy and LIS training. The country needs a national information agenda, policy and guidelines to implement information literacy. (Contains 7 tables.)
International Association of School Librarianship. P.O. Box 83, Zillmere, Queensland 4034, Australia. Tel: +61-7-3216-5785; Fax: +61-7-3633-0570; e-mail: iasl@iasl-online.org; Web site: http://www.iasl-online.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association of School Librarianship (IASL); School Library Association of Queensland Inc. (SLAQ)
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)