Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, 1st Edition

  • John Crawford
  • Christine Irving
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780633483
  • ISBN-13: 9781780633480
  • DDC: 028.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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 bodies will also be considered. With a UK focus, this book also considers the leading role of the US in the development of information literacy policy. Case studies and examples of good practise are included and discussed, drawn primarily from Europe, North America and Australasia, also identified examples from other countries. Looks at value and impact and discusses policymaking and issues for the future.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
List of Abbreviations.
About the Authors.
About the Contributors.
1: Overview.
2: Background to Information Policy: A Brief Historical Introduction.
3: Information Literacy Policy within the Wider Context of Information Policy.
4: Relevant Policy Documents Both from Within and beyond the LIS Profession.
5: Recognising Information Literacy as an Early-Years' Issue.
6: Specific Areas.
7: The Challenge of the Work Environment.
8: The Scottish Government Library: A Case Study.
9: Information Literacy in Health Management: Supporting the Public in Their Quest for Health Information.
10: Employability, Informal Learning and the Role of the Public Library.
11: Value and Impact.
12: Policymaking and Issues for the Future.
13: Review and Issues for the Future.