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Examining Information Literacy in Academic Libraries

Sabelo Chizwina

In the 21st century, information literacy emerges as the cornerstone of educational development. Despite its paramount significance, a stark reality persists - students often traverse the corridors of academia without acquiring essential information literacy skills. This deficiency is exacerbated by a shortage of faculty training, leaving academic libraries to shoulder the responsibility of cultivating information-savvy individuals. Examining Information Literacy in Academic Libraries delves into the core challenges and solutions surrounding this critical educational imperative. This book illuminates the role of academic libraries as bastions of information literacy instruction. The capacity of students and information consumers to seek, evaluate, and utilize information is paramount for informed decision-making ethically and legally. Regardless of whether or not students were brought up in the digital age, many lack the fundamental information literacy skills required for higher education. This deficiency manifests in academic malpractices, such as plagiarism, which compromise the integrity of educational institutions. Moreover, this imperative work contends that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is not a distant concept but a present reality. The recent global upheaval caused by the Coronavirus pandemic accelerated the adoption of new technologies, necessitating a swift reassessment of our collective ability to navigate this everchanging digital and information landscape. Focusing on media literacy, data literacy, and digital literacy, with information literacy as the overarching domain, this book serves as a beacon for educators, librarians, and policymakers.

Book Details

  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publish Date: Apr 9th, 2024
  • Pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.75in - 2.34lb
  • EAN: 9798369311431
  • Categories: Library & Information Science - GeneralLiteracyTeaching - Subjects - Library Skills

About the Author

Chizwina, Sabelo: - Sabelo Chizwina holds a PhD in Information Science from the University of South Africa. His research interests are in academic libraries, use of technology in teaching and learning and adoption of technology.