Rethinking Information Literacy Instructions in the Digital Age

Title

Rethinking Information Literacy Instructions in the Digital Age

Subject

Academic Learning,
Information Literacy,
Information Literacy Competency Standards,
Information Literacy Instruction,
Library Literacy

Description

Over twenty years ago, the American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Committee on Information Literacy defined information literacy. Since then, numerous scholarly papers have been published which explored the best approaches for improving learning effectiveness of information literacy instructions and programs. Because of the impact that evolving cutting-edge and emerging technologies have on information delivery and dissemination, we must rethink how we teach information literacy in today’s student-centered academic learning environments. Based on the well-known Big6 information literacy model (http://www.big6.com), this paper explores some inadequacies and misunderstandings for existing American information literacy instruction models in the networked computing world. Global information literacy instructors should be able to adapt and modify their specified information literacy models after considering, discussing and applying the practical suggestions garnered in this paper from our American experience. From a novelty angle, this paper will offer considerations for improving learning outcomes of global information literacy instructions in the coming years of the 21st century.

Creator

Li, Lili & Lester, Lori

Date

2009

Rights

This resource may be copyright-protected. You may make use of this resource, with proper attribution, for educational and other non-commercial uses only. Please contact International Journal of Learning (http://www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter) for permission to reproduce.

Relation

International Journal of Learning 16.11 (2009): 569-78.

Language

eng

Type

Text

Extent

The Publisher’s Web Reference:
http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.2510

Collection

Citation

Li, Lili & Lester, Lori, “Rethinking Information Literacy Instructions in the Digital Age,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed September 19, 2019, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/86.