Foundations of Information Literacy

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Price: 
$64.99
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$58.49
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-4970-2
Published: 
2021
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
256
Width: 
7"
Height: 
10"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C, I
  • Description
  • About the Authors

It’s not hyperbole to conclude that in today’s world, information literacy is essential for survival and success; and also that, if left unchecked, the social consequences of widespread misinformation and information illiteracy will only continue to grow more dire. Thus its study must be at the core of every LIS education. While many books have been written on information literacy, this text is the first to examine information literacy from a cross-national, cross-cultural, and cross-institutional perspective. The ideal resource for introducing students to this important subject, in this book the authors also explore key related issues such as technology, public policy, human rights, community engagement, and advocacy. Drawing upon both the latest research and best practices, they address information literacy in ways relevant for all types of libraries, providing both the broader context and a range of applied strategies and programs for promoting and teaching information literacy. 

Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use.

Natalie Greene Taylor

Natalie Greene Taylor, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on young people’s access to information. More specifically, she studies youth information behavior, information intermediaries, and information policy as it affects youth information access. She is an editor of Library Quarterly and has published articles in Government Information QuarterlyInformation PolityInformation Retrieval JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration in the Digital AgeJournal of DocumentationJournal of Information Science, and Public Library Quarterly, among others. She has also co-authored two books: Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion: Information Policy and the Public Library and Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion, and co-edited the book Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice.

Paul T. Jaeger

Paul T. Jaeger, PhD, JD, is Professor and Director of the Master of Library Science program of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. He is the author of more than one hundred and fifty journal articles and book chapters, as well as several books.

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