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Title:Information literacy in Southern Africa: perspectives, practices and trends
Editors:Kuhn, RosemaryISNI
Leach, AtholISNI
Periodical:Innovation: Journal of Appropriate Librarianship and Information Work in Southern Africa (ISSN 1025-8892)
Geographic terms:South Africa
Subjects:information literacy
higher education
teacher education
Abstract:The acknowledgement of the importance of information literacy is rapidly spreading beyond the traditional formal teaching environments, but most information literacy research and publishing in southern Africa has been heavily biased in favour of academic libraries. Four of the six articles in this special issue are concerned with information literacy in the higher education sector, thus confirming the dominance of academia on the subject. Of the two remaining articles, one examines the information literacy training of teachers in a developing community, while the other examines the case of information literacy being classed as a universal human right. Contents: The right to be information literate: the core foundation of the knowledge society (Johannes Britz and Peter Lor); Challenges for information literacy education at a university of technology (Genevieve Hart and Marion Davids); Information literacy for higher education institutions in Nigeria and Tanzania: efforts and prospects for educational reform in teaching and learning (Vicki Lawal, Peter Underwood, Mugyabuso Lwehabura and Christine Stilwell); Information literacy and law students at the University of Botswana (Bosha Toteng, Ruth Hoskins and Fiona Bell); CHELSA (Committee for Higher Education Librarians of South Africa) draft guidelines on information literacy: paving the way to a South African national framework? (Elsa Esterhuizen and Rosemary Kuhn); Information literacy training for teachers in a developing South African context: suggestions for a multi-disciplinary planning approach (Ina Fourie and Kirstin Krauss). [ASC Leiden abstract]