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The Information Literacy Cookbook : Ingredients, Recipes and Tips for Success - Jane Secker

The Information Literacy Cookbook

Ingredients, Recipes and Tips for Success

By: Jane Secker (Editor), Debbi Boden (Editor), Gwyneth Price (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th September 2007
ISBN: 9781843342250
Number Of Pages: 176

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This book, aimed at an international audience, provides an overview of Information Literacy (IL) in practice; what it is, why it's become so important in the library profession and demonstrates how librarians can cultivate a better understanding of IL in their own organisations. It uses the 'Cookbook' theme throughout to provide a more informal approach, which will appeal to practitioners, and also reflects the need to provide guidance in the form of recipes, tips for success, regional variations, and possible substitutions if ingredients aren't available. This approach makes it easy to read and highly valuable for the busy information professional. It includes an overview of information literacy in higher education, the schools sector, public libraries, the health service and the commercial sector. It also includes contributions from international authors.

  • Highly readable for busy information professionals
  • Contains advice, case studies and examples of good practice particularly useful for practitioners
  • Relevant to librarians from all sectors

...a good source of practical tips and hints that can assist information professionals engaged with information literacy in their planning and in their fulfilment of their plans., Webology
Overall, this book has an exciting format which is refreshing. ...I am sure to refer this book again., Scottish Health Information Network
...many useful ideas that could be taken up and implemented in libraries., Library Management

Introducing the chefs : about the authors
Appetisers and aperitifs : getting started with the information literacy cookbookp. 1
Feeding the masses : digital citizenship and the public libraryp. 11
Healthy mind, healthy body : digital literacy in the NHSp. 27
Information discovery stir-fry : information literacy in the commercial sectorp. 45
Alone in the kitchen : when you're the only one providing the servicep. 71
Educating the palate of pupils and teachers : recipes for success in school librariesp. 91
Variety is the spice of life, or choosing your toppings with care : information literacy challenges in the further education sectorp. 111
Information literacy beef bourguignon (also known as information skills stew or I-skills casserole) : the higher education sectorp. 123
Conclusion : coffee, cheese, biscuits and petit foursp. 153
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ISBN: 9781843342250
ISBN-10: 1843342251
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 14th September 2007
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.26