Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning: Policy Issues, the Workplace, Health and Public Libraries (Chandos Information Professional Series)
By: John C. Crawford (author), Christine Irving (author)Paperback
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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. * 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
John C. Crawford is a former 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 and FSA (Scot) qualifications. Christine Irving is a freelance information professional and Research Fellow. She was researcher / project officer for the Scottish Information Literacy Project and now plays a key role in the Community of Practice - Information Skills for a 21st Century Scotland. 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.
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.
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