Embedding Information Literacy Within Public Libraries Rónán O'Beirne Bradford Libraries Archives and Information service.

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  • Embedding Information Literacy Within Public LibrariesRnn O'Beirne Bradford Libraries Archives and Information service

  • Aims 1. To explore how IL could operate outside a learning environment

    2.To look at how IL fits in with the other literacies supported by public libraries

  • Aims 3. To identify the operational barriers that stand in the way of IL implementation in Public Libraries.

    4. To gather rich information from those working in Public Libraries.

    5. To enlist the assistance of those who may be regarded as IL champions in PL.

  • Working DefinitionInformation literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. (CILIP 2005)

  • Using Public Libraries

    I can sit there and its like a wonderful bag of goodies. Im trying to read all the old Derbyshire newspapers from 1785, and its superb I know things the experts dont ! When youre studying for qualifications you go in straight lines now I wander. (Chesterfield library user) (Proctor & Bartle 2002 University of Sheffield)

  • Policy FrameworkFramework for the FuturePublic library standards

    these are related to :Local Authority funding priorities Workforce's capacity to deliver change

  • 3 areas of IL activity

    Lifelong Learning - e-learningDigital Citizenship e-government and democracyDigital skills Fuller use of People's Network resource closing the digital divide

  • Aims

    1. To explore how IL could operate outside a learning environment

  • Mini Case Studies

    Health information Environment information

    Citizenship information Learning information

  • IL in practice

    Think of an information need, similar to the scenarios, which either you, a member of your family, or a close friend may have had and see if you might in theory be able to solve it in terms of a public library.

  • Key points IL in PLs may be required to cover diverse and potentially boundless subject matter IL in PLs needs to address a non-captive transient audience a 'just-in-time' model

  • Aims

    3. To identify the operational barriers that stand in the way of IL implementation in Public Libraries.

  • Operational barriers

    No best practice model to follow in PLs Empowering the user V serving the customer Building staff capacity Others?

  • Aims

    4. To gather rich information from those working in Public Libraries.

    5.To enlist the assistance of those who may be regarded as IL champions in PL.

  • The Search Modern library searches do not lead from a point A (the catalog, the reference desk) to a point B (the book, the answer, the truth), but instead invite their computer-literate users to explore on their own the many recesses of a multicursal maze, placing them again and again in decision situations, at forks or nodes where multiple paths lead down through hierarchies of subject headings, on their way to what may or may not be useful or even existing documents. (Garrett 1991)

  • And finally...........

    Who's responsibility is it to ensure that the UKs population is information literate?

  • ronan.obeirne@bradford.gov.uk

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