Radical Information Literacy

Radical Information Literacy
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN 10: 1780634293
ISBN 13: 9781780634296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Information Literacy Book Review:

What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the ‘objectification’ of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of ‘community informatics’ Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located

Information Literacy and Social Justice

Information Literacy and Social Justice
Author: Toni Samek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1090145531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy and Social Justice Book Review:

Radical Information Literacy

Radical Information Literacy
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1105784229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Information Literacy Book Review:

What would a synthetic theory of Digital, Media and Information Literacy (DMIL) look like? Radical Information Literacy presents, for the first time, a theory of DMIL that synthesises the diversity of perspectives and positions on DMIL, both in the classroom and the workplace, and within the informal learning processes of society. This title is based on original analysis of how decisions are made about the relevance of information and the other resources used in learning, showing how society has privileged objective approaches (used in rule-based decision making) to the detriment of subjective and intersubjective perspectives which promote individual and community contexts. The book goes on to analyse the academic and popular DMIL literature, showing how the field may have been, consciously or unwittingly, complicit in the 'objectification' of learning and the disempowerment of individuals and communities. Alternative ways of conceiving the subject are then presented, towards a reversal of these trends. Synthesises key theorists of digital, media and information literacy and information behaviour Includes the field of 'community informatics' Conducts a bibliometric analysis of a broad spectrum of writings on digital, media and information literacy, analysing the connections between them and the frames of DMIL within which they are located.

Information Literacy and Social Justice

Information Literacy and Social Justice
Author: Lua Gregory,Shana Higgins
Publsiher: Library Juice PressLlc
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781936117567
ISBN 13: 1936117568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy and Social Justice Book Review:

"Discusses information literacy and its social justice aspects, through a selection of chapters addressing the values of intellectual freedom, social responsibility, and democracy in relation to the sociopolitical context of library work"--Provided by publisher.

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice
Author: Dora Sales,Maria Pinto
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 0081006802
ISBN 13: 9780081006801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice Book Review:

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies considers the specific information literacy needs of communities of practice. As such, the book fills a gap in the literature, which has treated information literacy extensively, but has not applied it to the area of communities of practice. Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves, and uses resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied, and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, especially at a graduate level. This edited collection presents contributions from an international perspective on this key topic in library and information science. Contributions are arranged into two sections, the first exploring teaching and learning processes, and the second presenting case studies in communities of practice, including, but not limited to, health, research environments, college students, and higher education. Focuses on communities of practice, including health, research, and higher education and their distinct information needs Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic

Information Literacy Moving Toward Sustainability

Information Literacy  Moving Toward Sustainability
Author: Serap Kurbanoglu,Joumana Boustany,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Loriene Roy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2016-01-02
ISBN 10: 3319281976
ISBN 13: 9783319281971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Moving Toward Sustainability Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2015, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in October 2015. The 61 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 226 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information literacy, environment and sustainability; workplace information literacy and knowledge management; ICT competences and digital literacy; copyright literacy; other literacies; information literacy instruction; teaching and learning information literacy; information literacy, games and gamification; information need, information behavior and use; reading preference: print vs electronic; information literacy in higher education; scholarly competencies; information literacy, libraries and librarians; information literacy in different context.

Media and Information Literacy

Media and Information Literacy
Author: Marcus Leaning
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 0081002351
ISBN 13: 9780081002353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and Information Literacy Book Review:

Media and Information Literacy: An Integrated Approach for the 21st Century provides a novel rationale for the integration of media and information literacy and gives direction to contemporary media and information literacy education. The book takes a synthetic approach to these two areas, presenting critical histories of both. The book explores the influence of political forces and educational practice on media literacy and the contemporary media environment, focusing on computing and mobile technology as a platform for existing and non-computational media. The final section considers a new rationale for the adjustment of content and activities into a combined project, building on a range of skills from contemporary media, reconsidering the mission of media literacy, and advocating that media and information literacy be expanded out of the classroom and positioned as a ‘public pedagogy'. Proposes a new route direction for media and information literacy Combines critical histories of media literacy and information literacy Integrates an account of technological development as a key driver to educational activities while retaining core progressive intents International in scope with recognition of international agencies, such as UNESCO and the UN

Information Literacy in the Workplace

Information Literacy in the Workplace
Author: Marc Forster
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 1783301325
ISBN 13: 9781783301324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy in the Workplace Book Review:

This book explains how information literacy (IL) is essential to the contemporary workplace and is fundamental to competent, ethical and evidence-based practice. In today’s information-driven workplace, information professionals must know when research evidence or relevant legal, business, personal or other information is required, how to find it, how to critique it and how to integrate it into one’s knowledge base. To fail to do so may result in defective and unethical practice which could have devastating consequences for clients or employers. There is an ethical requirement for information professionals to meet best practice standards to achieve the best outcome possible for the client. This demands highly focused and complex information searching, assessment and critiquing skills. Using a range of new perspectives, Information Literacy in the Workplace demonstrates several aspects of IL’s presence and role in the contemporary workplace, including IL’s role in assuring competent practice, its value to employers as a return on investment, and its function as an ethical safeguard in the duty and responsibilities professionals have to clients, students and employers. Chapters are contributed by a range of international experts, including Christine Bruce, Bonnie Cheuk, Annemaree Lloyd with a foreword from Jane Secker. Content covered includes: examination of the value and impact of IL in the workplace how IL is experienced remotely, beyond workplace boundariesIL’s role in professional development organizational learning and knowledge creationdeveloping information professional competencieshow to unlock and create value using IL in the workplace. Readership: This book will be useful for librarians and LIS students in understanding how information literacy is experienced by professions they support; academics teaching professional courses; professionals (e.g. medical, social care, legal and business based) and their employers in showing that IL is essential to best practice and key to ethical practice.

Information Literacy Key to an Inclusive Society

Information Literacy  Key to an Inclusive Society
Author: Serap Kurbanoğlu,Joumana Boustany,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Loriene Roy,Tolga Çakmak
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN 10: 3319521624
ISBN 13: 9783319521626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Key to an Inclusive Society Book Review:

This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 4th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2016, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in October 2016. The 52 full and 19 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 259 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: inclusive society and democracy; employability and workplace; various literacies; reading preference: print vs electronic; theoretical aspects; higher education; discipline based studies; research methods; children and youth; country based studies; academic libraries; librarians; and teaching methods and instruction.

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy
Author: Tibor Koltay,Sonja Spiranec,Laszlo Z Karvalics
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 0081000898
ISBN 13: 9780081000892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research 2 0 and the Future of Information Literacy Book Review:

Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy examines possible congruencies between information literacy and Research 2.0, because the work of today’s researcher mobilizes a number of literacies. From among the various types of relevant literacies, at least three types of literacies can be mentioned in this relation: information literacy, scientific literacy and academic literacy. This book addresses these literacies in the light of the changing research landscape. Broad contexts of the researcher’s abilities, as adaptive and innovative thinking, problem solving skills, self-management and design mindset are also examined. Computational thinking and the computational paradigm in a number of fields of research are taken into consideration, as well. Researchers differ to non-researchers when populating social media, which means that these two different groups require different literacies. The relationship between information literacy and information is approached in a new way. Among the multitude of issues, we introduce a new interface between information literacy and Research 2.0. It encompasses the issues of research data management and data literacy, which represent also a challenge both for the academic library and for the communities of researchers. Similarly, the questions of new metrics of scientific output are addressed in the book. Summarizes the most important and up-to date approaches towards Research 2.0, including researchers’ skills and abilities, the data-intensive paradigm of scientific research, open science, not forgetting about factors that inhibit a wider uptake of Research 2.0 Discusses the nature of information literacy in the light of its definitions, declarations and related frameworks and by outlining the new literacies context, reading and writing, the cultural context, and the turns of library and information science Numerous literacies, other than information literacy, its relationship to information overload and personal information management are also subject of the book Theoretical and practical perspectives are given to enable the understanding of the transformations of information literacy and its relationship to Research 2.0

Media and information literacy

Media and information literacy
Author: Singh, Jagtar,Kerr, Paulette,Hamburger, Esther,Alliance of Civilizations
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-12-31
ISBN 10: 9231001779
ISBN 13: 9789231001772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and information literacy Book Review:

Aucune information saisie

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals
Author: Sarah McNicol
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1783300825
ISBN 13: 9781783300822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals Book Review:

This edited collection explores critical literacy theory and provides practical guidance to how it can be taught and applied in libraries. Critical literacy asks fundamental questions about our understanding of knowledge. Unlike more conventional approaches to literacy and resource evaluation, with critical literacy there is no single ‘correct’ way to read and respond to a text or resource. A commitment to equity and social justice sets critical literacy apart from many other types of literacy and links it to wider societal debates, such as internationalization, community cohesion and responses to disability. The book provides a foundation of critical literacy theory, as applied to libraries; combines theory and practice to explore critical literacy in relation to different user groups, and offers practical ways to introduce critical literacy approaches in libraries. Contributed to by international experts from across library sectors, the book covers topics including: radical information literacy as an approach to critical literacy education critical literacy and mature students physical and digital disability access in libraries teaching critical literacy skills in a multicultural, multilingual school community teaching media literacy developing critical literacy skills in an online environment new media and critical literacy. Critical Literacy for Information Professionals also contains a series of practically-focussed case studies that describe tools or approaches that librarians have used to engage users in critical literacy. Drawing on examples from across library sectors including schools, public libraries, universities, workplaces and healthcare, these illustrate how critical literacy can be applied across a variety of library settings, including online and new media environments. Accessible to those with little knowledge of critical literacy, while also introducing debates and ideas to those with more experience of the field, this book will be essential reading for librarians, information professionals and managers in all sectors, students of library and information science, school and higher education teachers and researchers.

Mapping Information Landscapes

Mapping Information Landscapes
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 1783304170
ISBN 13: 9781783304172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Information Landscapes Book Review:

Mapping Information Landscapes presents the first in-depth study of the educational implications of the idea of information literacy as ‘the capacity to map and navigate an information landscape’. Written by a leading researcher in the field, it investigates how teachers and learners can use mapping in developing their ability to make informed judgements about information, in specific places and times. Central to the argument is the notion that the geographical and information landscapes are indivisible, and the techniques we use to navigate each are essentially the same. The book presents a history of mapping as a means of representing the world, ranging from the work of medieval mapmakers to the 21st century. Concept and mind mapping are explored, and finally, the notion of discursive mapping: the dialogic process, regardless of whether a graphical map is an outcome. The theoretical framework of the book weaves together the work of authors including Annemaree Lloyd, Christine Bruce, practice theorists such as Theodore Schatzki and the critical geography of David Harvey, an author whose work has not previously been applied to the study of information literacy. The book concludes that keeping information landscapes sustainable and navigable requires attention to how equipment is used to map and organise those landscapes. How we collectively think about and solve problems in the present time inscribes maps and positions them as resources in whatever landscapes we will draw on in the future. Information literacy educators, whether in libraries, other HE courses, high schools or the workplace, will benefit by learning about how mapping – implicitly and explicitly – can be used as a method of teaching IL. The book will also be useful reading for academics and researchers of information literacy and students of library and information science.

Information Obesity

Information Obesity
Author: Andrew Whitworth
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009-02-28
ISBN 10: 1780630042
ISBN 13: 9781780630045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Obesity Book Review:

An exploration of information literacy and ICT skills education from the point of view of social and political theory. The author incorporates theories to argue why the idea of information literacy is so important in the 21st century, and also to develop teaching strategies to this end. The book argues that only through expanding the range of information literacy education taking it beyond just formal school and university education and into homes, friendship networks and workplaces can we construct an effective educational response to information technology in the 21st century. Information literacy includes, but transcends, ICT skills and ultimately is about being politically, socially and communicatively competent in an information society. Although this is a book about ‘education’, it argues that we need to start thinking of education as something done by families, friends, workmates and society as a whole, as well as schools and colleges Each chapter introduces the readers to some social and political theory, but in ways accessible to a lay audience To complement each section, ‘think tasks’ and practical exercises will help the readers apply the insights in their personal contexts

Critical Library Instruction

Critical Library Instruction
Author: Maria T. Accardi,Emily Drabinski,Alana Kumbier
Publsiher: Library Juice Press, LLC
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1936117401
ISBN 13: 9781936117406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Library Instruction Book Review:

"A collection of articles about various ways of applying critical pedagogy and related educational theories to library instruction"--Provided by publisher.

Informed Learning Applications

Informed Learning Applications
Author: Kim L. Ranger
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-08-26
ISBN 10: 178769061X
ISBN 13: 9781787690615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informed Learning Applications Book Review:

Informed Learning Applications is the latest volume of rigorous research in the Advances in Librarianship series. Edited by experienced librarian Kim L. Ranger, the eight contributions to this volume describe various practices extending Christine Bruce's informed learning theory across a range of educational spaces.

IMPACT Learning

IMPACT Learning
Author: Clarence Maybee
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 0081021038
ISBN 13: 9780081021033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IMPACT Learning Book Review:

IMPACT Learning: Librarians at the Forefront of Change in Higher Education describes how academic libraries can enable the success of higher education students by creating or partnering with teaching and learning initiatives that support meaningful learning through engagement with information. Since the 1970s, the academic library community has been advocating and developing programming for information literacy. This book discusses existing models, extracting lessons from Purdue University Libraries’ partnership with other units to create a campus-wide course development program, Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), which provides academic libraries with tools and strategies for working with faculty and departments to integrate information literacy into disciplinary courses. Describes how academic libraries can help students succeed through partnering with teaching and learning initiatives Helps teachers and students deal with information in the context of a discipline and its specific needs Presents an informed learning approach where students learn to use information as part of engagement with subject content

Radical Collaborations for Learning School Librarians as Change Agents

Radical Collaborations for Learning  School Librarians as Change Agents
Author: Violet H. Harada,Sharon Coatney
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN 10: 1440872392
ISBN 13: 9781440872396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Collaborations for Learning School Librarians as Change Agents Book Review:

Librarians can be effective catalysts and vital connectors who facilitate successful partnerships that enrich students' lives—"radical collaborations" that have deep and far-reaching impact. Envisioning schools as learning organizations requires collaborating with the greater communities as an integral part of the school's dynamic. How can librarians be key players in realizing this concept of schools? This book addresses this essential question, as well as how librarians can serve as catalysts in reaching beyond the traditional school to form alliances and partnerships with a range of community organizations and agencies, and how these collaborations result in transformative learning experiences not only for the students but for the adults who work together as well. The authors provide examples of schools where librarians, library directors, and educators are joining together in these types of unique partnerships. Chapters are authored by library professionals, who describe what stimulates and motivates these partnerships and how they are collaboratively developed and sustained. This publication will be a catalyst that will inspire readers to grow similar alliances in their own schools and districts among public libraries, colleges, arts foundations, nonprofit cultural organizations, and STEM-related agencies. Defines a unique and critical role for today's school librarians Describes the rationale for forming distinctive collaborations to enhance student learning Features projects currently being implemented and how to foster collaborations

Critical Information Literacy

Critical Information Literacy
Author: Annie Downey
Publsiher: Library Juice Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-07-11
ISBN 10: 9781634000246
ISBN 13: 1634000242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Information Literacy Book Review:

"Provides a snapshot of the current state of critical information literacy as it is enacted and understood by academic librarians"--

Implementing the Information Literacy Framework

Implementing the Information Literacy Framework
Author: Dave Harmeyer,Janice J. Baskin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN 10: 1538107589
ISBN 13: 9781538107584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing the Information Literacy Framework Book Review:

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.