ERIC Number: EJ955712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Information Literacy Programs and Research: Reflections on "Information Literacy Programs and Research: An International Review" by Christine Bruce. 2000. "The Australian Library Journal" 49 no. 3: 209-218.
Australian Library Journal, v60 n4 p334-338 Nov 2011
Although in the late 1990s there was much discussion as to whether the idea of information literacy was necessary or had longevity, global interest in the phenomenon has increased rather than diminished. Information literacy standards have been developed and become widely accepted in educational systems. Research centres for information literacy have been established. Conferences continue to be held around the world with information literacy as a special focus. In Australia a series of Information Literacy conferences was followed by the Lifelong Learning Conferences, and presently early research in the field is being showcased at the RAILS conferences. The Prague Declaration (National Forum on Information Literacy 2003) and the Alexandria Proclamation (National Forum on Information Literacy 2005) were issued from expert meetings convened jointly by UNESCO, the US National Commission for Library and Information Science and the National Forum for Information Literacy. More recently, the International Federation of Library Associations collected and presented international perspectives (Lau 2008); UNESCO issued papers (Catts & Lau 2008; Horton 2007) and conducted many train-the-trainer programs under its auspices. In 2009, US President Obama established October as an information literacy month and Purdue University created an information literacy endowed chair held by Professor Sharon Weiner.
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Educational Development, Information Needs, Information Skills, Library Research, International Education, Trend Analysis, International Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States