Information literacy and the role of public libraries

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]Information literacy and the role of public libraries” from Scandinavian Public Library Quarterly

‘Informationskompetence’, – the Danish term for information literacy was introduced in Denmark in 1998 by American-born Elisabeth Arkin, former Head of Library Services at Aalborg University Library, at a conference on the marketing and evaluation of library services.

Development of competencies was a buzzword in those days, and the term was immediately accepted by the library world as an appropriate term that covered a broad concept of user education and library instruction emphasising student learning and the pedagogical role of the librarian.

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