Presentation on theme: "Information Literacy Instruction in Libraries"— Presentation transcript:
1 Information Literacy Instruction in Libraries Dr. Khalid MahmoodUniversity of the Punjab
2 21st Century “Survival Literacies” (Unesco) Basic or Core functional literacy fluencies of reading, writing, oralcy and numeracyComputer LiteracyMedia LiteracyDistance Education and E-LearningCultural LiteracyInformation Literacy
3 Information Literacy: Definition A mean to “empower people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals” (Unesco)A set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information” (ACRL)
4 IL-Related TermsInformation fluency – Capability or mastering of information competenciesUser education – Global approach to teach information access to usersLibrary instruction – Focuses on library skillsBibliographic instruction – User training on information search and retrievalInformation competencies – Compound skills and goals of information literacyInformation skills – Focuses on information abilitiesDevelopment of information skills – Process of facilitating information skills
5 IL Role of Libraries Repository of knowledge Information reservoir in multiple formatsCenter with librarians who are information expertsDepartment with learning spacesPlace for interaction with learning peers and teamsSpace for knowledge socializationPlace with information advisers / reference specialists and consultantsCenter with computer access, processing and communication of knowledgeGateway to the Internet, a world of information
7 Stages of Information Literacy Life Cycle (Unesco) Realize that a need or problem exists that requires information its satisfactory resolution.Know how to accurately identify and define the information needed to meet the need, solve the problem, or make the decision.Know how to determine whether the needed information exists or not, and if it does not, know how to create, or cause to be created the unavailable information (also referred to as “creating new knowledge”).Know how to find the needed information if you have determined that it does, indeed, exist.Know how to create, or cause to be created, unavailable information that you need; sometimes called “creating new knowledge.”
8 Stages of Information Literacy Life Cycle (Unesco) Know how to fully understand found information, or know where to go for help if needed to understand it.Know how to organize, analyze, interpret and evaluate information, including source reliability.Know how to communicate and present the information to others in appropriate and usable formats and mediums.Know how to utilize the information to solve a problem, make a decision or meet a need.Know how to preserve, store, reuse, record and archive information for future use.Know how to dispose of information no longer needed, and safeguard information that should be protected.
9 IL Competency Standards for Higher Education (ACRL) The information literate student…determines the nature and extent of the information needed.accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.
10 IL Standards (Australia / New Zealand) The information literate personrecognizes the need for information and determines the nature and extent of the information neededfinds needed information effectively and efficientlycritically evaluates information and the information seeking processmanages information collected or generatedapplies prior and new information to construct new concepts or create new understandingsuses information with understanding and acknowledges cultural, ethical, economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information
11 IL Instruction Program: Getting Institutional Commitment
13 IL Instruction Program: Instruction Management Part of regular faculty/school coursesIndependent curricular coursesExtra-curricular coursesIndependent short coursesCourses for faculty/teachersOnline information literacy instruction