Defining Information Literacy for the UK

Armstrong, Chris and Boden, Debbi and Town, Stephen and Woolley, Marcus and Webber, Sheila and Abell, Angela Defining Information Literacy for the UK. Library & Information Update, 2005, vol. 4, n. 1-2, pp. 22-25. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Information literacy (IL) was adopted as the theme for the Presidential year of Professor Sheila Corrall, the first President of CILIP, in April 2002. At the end of her year as President, she called a meeting of experts and practitioners at CILIP, which concluded that the term was not understood or used consistently across all sectors in the UK. A working party was formed, charged with producing a definition, as well as supporting material such as case studies demonstrating how IL can make a difference to individuals. A definition and lists of core skills were developed.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: information literacy, professional development, training, education
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GI. Training.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BD. Information society.
Depositing user: Chris Armstrong
Date deposited: 10 Apr 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:03


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