Information Literacy Section

Division: Library Services

The primary purpose of the Information Literacy Section is to foster international cooperation in the development of information literacy education in all types of libraries and information institutions.

"To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information." (American Library Association, 1989)

"Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society." (Webber & Johnston, 2003)

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 24 Mai 2019

Latest News

Call for Paper: LIS Education in Developing Countries joint with Information Literacy

The IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group and the Information Literacy Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Dublin, Ireland, 15-22 August 2020.

5 Januar 2020

Two webinars for Global Media and Information Literacy Week

As part of the University of Sheffield Information School celebrations of Global MIL Week 24-31 October, they are holding two webinars, following this year's MIL week theme of "Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered". They are both 30 minutes (20 minute presentation + 10 minutes discussion) and open to anyone to attend.

25 Oktober 2019

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019, Worldwide, 24-31 October

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week, commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “MIL for All”. UNESCO and GAPMIL are calling partners all over the world to promote Global MIL Week. Together with its Feature Events (International MIL and Intercultural Dialogue Conference and Youth Agenda Forum), Global MIL Week calls for local events around the world to promote MIL connections across disciplines and professions.

14 Oktober 2019