Peter Godwin is Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Bedfordshire and Jo Parker is the Head of Information Literacy at the Open University Library.
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- About the Authors
In the three years since the publication of the best-selling Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0, the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile. The new book Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0 picks up the conversation, asking the big questions facing those who teach information literacy: where have we come from, where are we now, and where are we going.
Presenting answers from a range of contributors, editors Godwin and Parker divide their book into three distinct sections. Part 1 explores the most recent trends in technology, consumption and literacy, while Part 2 is a resource bank of international case studies that demonstrate the key trends and their effect on information literacy, offering numerous innovative ideas that can be put into practice. Part 3 assesses the impact of these changes on librarians and what skills and knowledge they must acquire to evolve alongside their users. Among the key topics explored are:
- The evolution of "online" into the social Web as mainstream
- How social media tools are used in information literacy
- The impact of mobile devices on information literacy delivery
- Shifting literacies, such as metaliteracy, transliteracy and media literacy, and their effect on information literacy
Anyone charged with developing and delivering information literacy programs, as well as library professionals concerned with library instruction and digital technologies, will find the information in this book stimulating and useful.
"A valuable contribution to the literature on IL practice in the Web 2.0 world and beyond."
--Journal of Information Literacy
"This book is of most benefit to anyone teaching information literacy, and especially so to those involved in developing digital literacy skills in their user groups. It is also a great source of contacts and resources, providing names for information literacy proponents across the world."
"How can libraries and librarians provide instruction to enhance their patrons' information literacy? The short answer is through understanding what information literacy is and then using tools and media to provide necessary tutorials ... there is much helpful information, especially in the case studies, for technical communicators who are producing tutorials for a variety of platforms ... company libraries especially could benefit from adding a copy for their collections."
"The book blends nicely the theoretical with the practical ... The ideas contained in this book are not limited by national boundaries and should inspire any reader to try them out."
--Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research