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Title: Information Literacy Training for IL Trainers Universitas Pelita Harapan, Karawaci 4 February 2010


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Information Literacy Training for IL
TrainersUniversitas Pelita Harapan, Karawaci4
February 2010
  • Roles and Qualifications of Teacher Librarians
  • and Information Literacy Trainers
  • Diljit Singh

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Outline of Presentation
  • Background
  • What is information literacy?
  • Why is information literacy important?
  • Training in information literacy
  • Why? What? Who? How?
  • Roles and qualifications of information literacy
    trainers

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What is Information Literacy?
  • knowing when and why you need information,
    where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and
    communicate it in an ethical manner
  • (CILIP, 2003)
  • the set of skills needed to find, retrieve,
    analyze, and use information
  • (ACRL, 2006)

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What is Information Literacy?
  • encompasses knowledge of ones information
    concerns and needs, and the ability to identify,
    locate, evaluate, organize and effectively
    create, use and communicate information to
    address issues or problems at hand
  • (Prague Declaration, 2003)

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Why is Information Literacy Important ?
  • we live in a information society, where the
    creation, distribution, diffusion, use,
    integration and manipulation of information is a
    significant economic, political, and cultural
    activity
  • as solution to data smog too much information
    that it can create a barrier in our lives
  • (Shenk, 1997)
  • it lies at the core of lifelong learning. It
    empowers people in all walks of life to seek,
    evaluate, use and create information effectively
    to achieve their personal, social, occupational
    and educational goals.
  • (Alexandria Proclamation, 2005)

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Why is Information Literacy Important ?
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Why is Information Literacy Important ?
  • Information literacy is a prerequisite for
    participating effectively in the Information
    Society, and is part of the basic human right of
    life long learning
  • (Prague Declaration, 2003)
  • is a basic human right in a digital world and
    promotes social inclusion
  • (Alexandria Proclamation, 2005)
  • is no longer just a library issue it is a
    world wide issue for the 21st century, of
    importance to all stakeholders.
  • It is important not just for students, but also
    in the home, workplace, business, in retirement,

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Why is Information Literacy Important ?
Information literate person participative citizenship social inclusion creation of new knowledge personal, vocational, corporate and organizational empowerment learning for life

Information illiterate person
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Training in Information Literacy
  • Why ?
  • Because information literacy
  • is pre-requisite for successful student-centred
    learning and the research-led learning and
    teaching environment
  • enables students to take advantage of the
    ever-expanding range of information resources
    available
  • includes academic integrity in the use of
    information and the avoidance of plagiarism
  • contributes to students' ability to think
    critically
  • is the key to lifelong learning in our knowledge
    society
  • is increasingly demanded by employers amongst
    their applicants

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Training in Information Literacy
  • What?
  • Concept and importance of information literacy
  • Relationship of information literacy to lifelong
    learning
  • Information literacy models
  • How information literacy can be used

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Training in Information Literacy
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Training in Information Literacy
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Training in Information Literacy
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Training in Information Literacy
  • Who?
  • Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Teacher librarians
  • Information users

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Training in Information Literacy
  • How?

Generic Extra curricular classes and/or self paced packages
Parallel Extra curricular classes and/or self paced packages that complement the curriculum
Integrated Classes and packages that are part of the curriculum
Embedded Curriculum design where students have ongoing interaction and reflection with information
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Training in Information Literacy
  • What (should trainers know)?
  • Concept and importance of information literacy
  • Relationship between information literacy and
    lifelong learning
  • Information literacy models, programs and
    standards
  • Best practices in implementing information
    literacy
  • Conducting a needs analysis
  • Developing a curriculum or training program
  • Assessing the characteristics of learners
  • Developing teaching materials
  • Teaching methods and techniques
  • Evaluation techniques

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Training in Information Literacy
  • Roles of trainers
  • To help learning take place
  • Organize and present information in such a way
    that trainees can use it to increase their
    knowledge
  • Organize and present activities that will
    reinforce the learning
  • Check to see if learning has taken place

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Training in Information Literacy
  • Roles of trainers (another view)
  • Organizer
  • Subject matter expert
  • Presenter
  • Quality controller
  • Chairperson
  • Mediator, referee, peacekeeper

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Training in Information Literacy
  • Roles of trainers (yet another view)
  • Needs assessor
  • Instructional designer
  • Content developer
  • Training material developer
  • Quality manager
  • Media / Technology specialist
  • Motivator
  • Entertainer
  • Evaluator

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Training Programs
  • UNESCOs Training-the-Trainers in Information
    Literacy
  • A series of workshops in 2008-09, to provide
    people with the skills and abilities for critical
    reception, assessment and use of information and
    media in their professional and personal lives

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To Summarize
  • Information literacy is an important skill in
    todays world
  • Students need to learn information literacy
  • Teachers, librarians and information users have
    an important role to play in training students

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  • diljit_at_um.edu.my
  • diljit_singh_at_hotmail.com

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