December 23, 2015
by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 290 Pages - 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771882927 - CAT# N11425
In an age where data flows non-stop, across all geographic borders and accessible to many, the job of providing information literacy has become much more exciting, more complicated, and more necessary. Information and Data Literacy: The Role of the Library takes a comprehensive look at the changing role of today’s librarians and libraries in an increasingly tech-driven world. You’ll find the authors of this book represent public and academic libraries, countries around the globe, and differences of opinion as to the definition, purpose, charge, and success of providing information and data literacy.
The book is divided into several parts, covering:
Addressing the trends and challenges at different types of libraries, the volume provides an overview of information and data literacy in the library and offers an array of perspectives. Topics cover:
Edited by a consultant with the Freedom to Read Foundation who is a former outreach and assistive technology librarian, the book offers a wealth of information for beginning librarians as well as for seasoned library professionals looking for new methods to evaluate and promote data and information literacy.
Understanding the Role Information and Data Literacy with the Library. Dealing with Data: A Case Study on Information and Data Management Literacy. New Roles for Librarians. Information Literacy in Public Libraries. The Public Library as a Community Hub for Connected Learning. Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment. Information Literacy in Schools. After the Desk: Reference Service in a Changing Information Landscape. Methodologies for Promoting Information and Data Literacy. Rethinking Library Instruction: Using Learning-Outcome Based Design to Teach Online Search Strategies. Instructional Design for the Active: Employing Interactive Technologies and Active Learning Exercises to Enhance Information Literacy. The Role of Information Literacy in the Provision of Virtual Reference Services at the Enquiry Desk. Challenges. Why Information Literacy Is Invisible. Tailoring Information Literacy Instruction and Library Services for Continuing Education. Demonstrating the Value of Information Literacy to Staff and Students. Marginalized Populations’ Need for Information and Data Literacy. Social Interaction and the Role of Empathy in Information and Knowledge Management: A Literature Review. The Access Gap: Poverty and Characteristics of School Library Media Centers. Sexual and Gender Minority Information Behaviour and Deficits: A Case for Increased Access in a Rural Context. The Information Needs of Homeless Library Patrons in New York City.