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John Crawford and Christine Irving
Chandos Information Professional Series
- conveniently brings together a usable text to which people can easily refer to for an overview of a diffuse area
- no existing book considers this subject area from a UK and European perspective
- also aimed at a non traditional readership including educationalists, lifelong learning activists and those involved with informal learning activities
- the authors draw particularly on their experience of cross-sectoral partnerships working at both local and national levels
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 and the role of IL in relevant organisations, including government departments, skills agencies, and professional bodies (such as the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)) 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. Examples of good practise will be presented and analysed and are drawn primarily from North America and Australasia, however, issues drawn from Europe will also be discussed.
ISBN 1 84334 682 6
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 682 1
200 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
Approx. £49.50 / US$85.00 / €60.00
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About the authors
John C. Crawford is currently a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. John is also the former director of the Scottish Information Literacy Project, and has published extensively in librarianship and history. He holds BA, MA, PhD, FCLIP, FRSA and FSA (Scot) qualifications.
Christine Irving is the former researcher and project officer of the Scottish Information Literacy Project. Christine has authored and co-authored online information literacy material, a national qualification in information literacy and the accompanying assessment material, journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. She holds a BA (Hons) in Information Management and an MSc in Lifelong Learning and Development.
Contributions from Jenny Foreman and Morag Higgison.
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Ways of Experiencing Information Literacy
Information Literacy Instruction
Information Literacy Landscapes
Information Literacy Education: A Process Approach
Background to policy; Information policy since World War Two; The debate about information literacy within the information profession; Recognising information literacy as an early years issue; The challenge of the work environment; Case study: The Scottish Government information Service (Contributed by Scottish Government information Service staff); Information literacy in health management; Employability, informal learning and the role of the public library; Value and impact; Issues for the future.