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Information literacy and lifelong learning : policy issues, the workplace, health and public libraries

Author: John C Crawford; Christine Irving
Publisher: Witney, UK : Chandos Publishing, [2013]
Series: Chandos information professional series.
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This book reviews the role of information literacy (IL) in developing employability skills, personal health management and informal learning from a variety of areas including: information policy issues, information usage and training needs and skills development. Early years education, lifelong learning and the role of IL in relevant organisations, including government departments, skills agencies, and professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Crawford; Christine Irving
ISBN: 1843346826 9781843346821
OCLC Number: 864848755
Description: xxv, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures and tables List of abbreviations Acknowledgements Preface About the authors About the contributors Part 1: Overview Chapter 1: Background to information policy: a brief historical introduction Abstract: Chapter 2: Information literacy policy within the wider context of information policy Abstract Information policy and the information society Defining information literacy Information literacy policies Summary of the chapter Chapter 3: Relevant policy documents both from within and beyond the LIS profession Abstract: The United States and Australia Germany Devolved nations within the United Kingdom: Scotland and Wales Digital policy documents The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and information literacy Summary of the chapter Chapter 4: Recognising information literacy as an early-yearsa (TM) issue Abstract: The importance of information literacy in early years Information literacy and lifelong learning Early-years' information literacy Scottish case study: real and relevant - information and critical literacy skills for the twenty-first century learner (early and first level) Examples from the rest of the UK and other countries The road to information literacy: primary school children and their information-seeking behaviour Collaborative partnerships and information literacy opportunities Summary of the chapter Part 2: Specific areas Chapter 5: The challenge of the work environment Abstract: The rediscovery of the workplace Skills development and the employability agenda The role of higher education Issues of definition The workplace and its problems Information needs and sources used Training issues Examples of good practice Summary of the chapter Chapter 6: The Scottish Government Library: a case study Abstract: Introduction Background Interview-based research results Internal achievements External achievements Future activities and aims (suggestions from the original research) SG Library: measuring and evaluating our training for LILAC 2010 Our evaluation process was divided into the following four steps Outcomes of the LILAC research findings Future developments: what we are planning to do Conclusion Summary of the chapter Appendix A Scottish Government Library Course Feedback Appendix B Scottish Government Library Course Feedback - 3-week follow-up Appendix C Scottish Government Library Services Feedback Appendix D Scottish Government Library Services Questionnaire (paper copy, no longer used) Appendix E Scottish Government Library Services Questionnaire email (evaluation research) Chapter 7: Information literacy in health management: supporting the public in their quest for health information Abstract: Introduction Health information policy documents and frameworks The need for health literacy skills - research findings Supporting the public's quest for health information Public library activities and initiatives Partnership working Summary of the chapter Chapter 8: Employability, informal learning and the role of the public library Abstract: The nature of information and information literacy in informal learning Users and providers Organisations and structures McNicol and Dalton's cycle of learning in public libraries The role of the public library Public Libraries Information Offer scheme Links with school libraries Funding Physical space Examples of good practice Learning and teaching issues Summary of the chapter Chapter 9: Value and impact Abstract What is impact? Indicators and guidelines Measuring impact at a national level Methods of data collection Quantitative methods Qualitative methods Observation Focus groups Interviewing Resources Examples of impact and evaluation Summary of the chapter Part 3: Policymaking and Issues for the Future Chapter 10: Review and issues for the future Abstract A review of issues What is to be done? References Index
Series Title: Chandos information professional series.
Responsibility: John C. Crawford, Christine Irving.

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