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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: Part 1 Overview: Background to information policy: A brief historical introduction; Information literacy policy within the wider context of information policy; Relevant policy documents both from within and beyond the LIS profession; Recognising information literacy as an early-years' issue. Part 2 Specific areas: The challenge of the work environment; The Scottish Government Library: A case study; Information literacy in health management: Supporting the public in their quest for health information; Employability, informal learning and the role of the public library; Value and impact. Part 3 Policymaking and issues for the future: Review and issues for the future.
Series Title: Chandos information professional series.
Responsibility: John C. Crawford, Christine Irving.

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