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Literacy in the Library

Author : Mark Dressman
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A critical ethnographic account of how three school libraries serving ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student populations are implicated in processes of social and cultural reproduction, vis-a-vis their practices of text classification, librarianship, and the ways of reading they promote.

The Library Screen Scene

Author : Renee Hobbs
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In the past two decades, several U.S. states have explored ways to mainstream media literacy in school curriculum. However one of the best and most accessible places to learn this necessary skill has not been the traditional classroom but rather the library. In an increasing number of school, public, and academic libraries, shared media experiences such as film screening, learning to computer animate, and video editing promote community and a sense of civic engagement. The Library Screen Scene reveals five core practices used by librarians who work with film and media: viewing, creating, learning, collecting, and connecting. With examples from more than 170 libraries throughout the United States, the book shows how film and media literacy education programs, library services, and media collections teach patrons to critically analyze moving image media, uniting generations, cultures, and communities in the process.

Information Literacy Meets Library 2 0

Author : Peter Godwin
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Web 2.0 technologies have been seen by many information professionals as critical to the future development of library services. This has led to the use of the term Library 2.0 to denote the kind of service that is envisaged. There has been considerable debate about what Library 2.0 might encompass, but, in the context of information literacy, it can be described as the application of interactive, collaborative, and multimedia technologies to web-based library services and collections. These developments challenge librarians involved in information literacy with more complex and diverse web content, a range of exciting new tools with which to teach, and a steep learning curve to adjust to the constant change of the Web 2.0 world. This edited collection from an international team of experts provides a practically-based overview of emerging Library 2.0 tools and technologies for information literacy practitioners; addresses the impact of the adoption of these technologies on information literacy teaching; provides case study exemplars for practitioners to help inform their practice; and examines the implications of Library 2.0 for the training of information literacy professionals. Key topics include: School Library 2.0: new skills and knowledge for the future information literacy, Web 2.0 and public libraries the blog as an assessment tool using Wikipedia to eavesdrop on the scholarly conversation information literacy and RSS feeds library instruction on the go: podcasting sparking Flickrs of insight into controlled vocabularies and subject searching joining the YouTube conversation to teach information literacy going beyond Google teaching information literacy through digital games. Readership: This book will be essential reading for all library and information practitioners and policy makers with responsibility for developing and delivering information literacy programmes to their users. It will also be of great interest to students of library and information studies.

Literacy and Libraries

Author : GraceAnne DeCandido
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The Social Responsibilities Discussion Group of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) presents "Literacy in Libraries," a paper authored by Josephine Anderson. Anderson discusses the formation of the new IFLA Social Responsibilities Discussion Group, which has as its mission to help libraries address the problem of illiteracy among adults. Anderson discusses illiteracy in South Africa, and stresses the importance of phonics in reading. According to Anderson, libraries can become active with literacy programs without jeopardizing their traditional functions. A listing of references is available.

Information and Data Literacy

Author : Joyce Hagen-McIntosh
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In an age where data flows non-stop, across all geographic borders and accessible to many, the job of providing information literacy has become much more exciting, more complicated, and more necessary. Information and Data Literacy: The Role of the Library takes a comprehensive look at the changing role of today’s librarians and libraries in an increasingly tech-driven world. You’ll find the authors of this book represent public and academic libraries, countries around the globe, and differences of opinion as to the definition, purpose, charge, and success of providing information and data literacy. The book is divided into several parts, covering: Understanding the role of information and data literacy in the library The new and changing roles for librarians Methods for promoting information and data literacy New challenges for the library in the new information environment The need for information and data literacy for marginalized populations, including the homeless, those in rural settings, sexual minorities, and others Addressing the trends and challenges at different types of libraries, the volume provides an overview of information and data literacy in the library and offers an array of perspectives. Topics cover: The role of the public library as a community hub Student information literacy in the mobile environment Information literacy in schools How the information landscape has changed library reference services Library instruction and exercises to promote information literacy for both traditional students and those in continuing education Edited by a consultant with the Freedom to Read Foundation who is a former outreach and assistive technology librarian, the book offers a wealth of information for beginning librarians as well as for seasoned library professionals looking for new methods to evaluate and promote data and information literacy.

Application for Grants Under the Library Literacy Program

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Learning from Public Library Literacy Programs

Author : Andrew J. Seager
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Implementing the Information Literacy Framework

Author : Dave Harmeyer
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Implementing the Information Literacy Framework: A Practical Guide for Librarians is written with three types of people in mind: librarians, classroom educators, and students. This book and its website address the implementation of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework of Information Literacy in Higher Education. One of the few books written jointly by an academic librarian and a classroom faculty member, Implementing the Information Literacy Framework packs dozens of how-to ideas and strategies into ten chapters specifically intended for librarians and classroom instructors. If you have been waiting for a no-nonsense, carefully explained, yet practical source for implementing the Framework, this book is for you, your colleagues, and your students, all in the context of a discipline-specific, equal collaboration between the library liaison and classroom educator. Implementing the Information Literacy Framework gives you the tools and strategies to put into practice a host of Framework-based information literacy experiences for students and faculty, creating a campus culture that understands and integrates information literacy into its educational mission.

Library Literacy

Author : Sharon Szczecinski
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Library Literacy aims to encourage students to develop information literacy skills through use of the school library. Its intended use is by classroom teachers in the weekly school library session. This book presents explicit skills required in the information literacy process. Through the activities presented in the book students will have the opportunity to investigate the purpose of their school library and then use the resources available to them to collect information, organise it and use it in a variety of ways. Library Literacy covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the beginnings of libraries, the invention of the printing press and Internet, the Dewey Decimal system, researching in the library and on the web, fiction and non-fiction and the inquiry learning process.

Library Literacy Program

Author : United States. Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Library Programs
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Scientific and Technical Literacy in the Work Force

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology
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Agriculture to Zoology

Author : Jodee L Kuden
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Agriculture to Zoology: Information Literacy in the Life Sciences sets the stage for purposefully integrating information literacy activities within the subject-specific content of the life sciences. The book is written for librarians and other professionals who teach information literacy skills, especially those in the science disciplines, and most especially the life sciences. It is also intended to be helpful to secondary school teachers, college faculty who teach life science-related subjects, library school students, and others interested in information literacy and science education. Anyone wanting to learn more about the Earth’s life sciences, from citizen to scientist, will benefit as well. The book’s seven chapters fill a gap with varying perspectives of literacy instruction in the life sciences and include resources identified by academic librarians as important for use in subject-specific research in higher education. Contributors are longtime specialists in the fields of the life sciences, science and information literacy, scientific and electronic communication, assessment, and more, including Arctic and Antarctic information. Specialized focus on information literacy in the life science disciplines, rather than information literacy in general Discussion of library instruction, featuring methods, tools, and assignments to engage students in different areas of the life sciences Chapters on specific life science subjects highlight traditional as well as non-traditional sources

Transforming Information Literacy Programs

Author : Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson
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The book raises a broad scope of themes including the intellectual, psychological, cultural, definitional and structural issues that academic instruction librarians face in higher education environments. The chapters in this book represent the voices of eight instruction librarians, including two Immersion faculty members. Other perspectives come from a library dean, a library school faculty member, a library coordinator of school library media certification programs, and a director emerita from a School of Education.

Information Literacy

Author : Ann Marlow Riedling
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An instruction manual designed to help library media specialists understand information literacy and its place in the classroom.

Information Literacy in an Information Society

Author : Christina S. Doyle
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Traces the history of the development of the term information literacy and discusses the emergence of information literacy as a significant organizing theme for contemporary society. A number of educational reforms calling for changes in approaches to learning are used to support this discussion. Reports on the National Educational Goals (1991) (also known as America 2000 or Goals 2000) and the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Report (1991) are included. Chapters: introduction on information literacy; concept evolution; information literacy in context; and assessment and reform. References.

Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake News

Author : Denise E. Agosto
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Going beyond the fake news problem, this book tackles the broader issue of teaching library users of all types how to become more critical consumers and sharers of information. • Offers a means to learn how to step into their vital role as leaders helping their communities to more critically evaluate information • Features ways to master the concept of critical information literacy, information ethics related to online information sharing, and other core concepts related to information literacy, fake news, and teaching users about source evaluation • Encourages readers to view libraries as the ideal institutions for combating the fake news problem

Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Social Sciences Students and Practitioners

Author : Douglas Cook
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Teaching Information Literacy to Social Sciences Students & Practitioners is a second discipline-based casebook from ACRL. This volume is based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards and presents cases on learning situations and how they can be analyzed and addressed. Also included are descriptions of instruction sessions for each case, notes, and teaching resources. Each case explicitly reflects one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.This practical collection of cases and applications brings a new set of resources to librarians doing instruction in the social sciences. Contributors cover such topics as data literacy, visual literacy, and developmental research skills training. Information on teaching undergraduate, graduate, and international students, and how to incorporate information literacy into various social science curricula are also presented.

Gaming in Academic Libraries

Author : Amy Harris
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This book aims to show how librarians in colleges and universities of varying sizes, populations, and locations have successfully incorporated gaming into their libraries.-Introduction. In an attempt to encompass the variety of ways games are being incorporated into libraries, this book has been divided into three sections: game collections and curricular support, gaming as marketing and gaming as an information literacy tool.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy

Author : Scott Lanning
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At a time when students are bombarded with a seemingly infinite variety of information sources, this invaluable guide helps them build the skills they need to distinguish good sources from those that are less reliable.

Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction

Author : Nancy Pickering Thomas
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As with earlier editions, this latest revision of Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the 21st Century School Library brings together the research literature on information skills instruction with particular reference to models related to information seeking and the information search process. It presents relevant findings on what research has deemed "best practice" and what is known about how children learn, enabling school librarians to base information skills programs on substantiated data.||The sources reviewed for this book include doctoral dissertations, research reports, academic and professional journal articles in library information service and related fields, and publications by scholars and practitioners relevant to information skills curricula. A preface, newly prepared for the third edition, explains the revision process, while the epilogue examines the importance of communication between research scholars and school library practitioners.