Category Archives: information literacy

ALL Forum PowerPoint Presentation

Uploaded recently in the Association of Laguna Librarians (ALL) blog are the keynote address & lecture note of the forum on “Basic Information Literacy for Teachers and Librarians” held at UPLB-College of Veterinary Medicine Lecture Hall, College, Los Baños, Laguna last May 22, 2008.

The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Madeline A. Suva entitled “Information Literacy : a Challenge to Librarians” (ppt, 42 slides) and she is an associate professor of the Department of Development Journalism, UPLB-College of Development Communication.

The main speaker of the half-day forum, Ms Mary Ann M. Ingua, College Librarian of UPLB-Main Library and concurrently the ALL President, delivered a presentation entitled “Information Literacy for Teachers, Librarians and Information Professionals” (ppt, 28 slides).

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation*.

ALL was formally organized in 05 December 2006 and became the 3rd Provincial Chapter Member of the PLAI-STRLC.

*ppt cannot be downloaded but the transcript could be copied when viewed at Slideshare.

Towards Information Literacy Indicators


(click image to download the pdf or here)

From Unesco

“UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) releases a paper providing a basic conceptual framework for measuring information literacy. Entitled Towards information literacy indicators, the publication includes a definition of information literacy; a model that links information literacy with other adult competences, such as ICT skills; and a description of information literacy standards in education”. [emphasis supplied]


Previous blog posting about IL here.

Towards Information Literacy Indicators


(click image to download the pdf or here)

From Unesco

“UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) releases a paper providing a basic conceptual framework for measuring information literacy. Entitled Towards information literacy indicators, the publication includes a definition of information literacy; a model that links information literacy with other adult competences, such as ICT skills; and a description of information literacy standards in education”. [emphasis supplied]


Previous blog posting about IL here.

Towards Information Literacy Indicators


(click image to download the pdf or here)

From Unesco

“UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) releases a paper providing a basic conceptual framework for measuring information literacy. Entitled Towards information literacy indicators, the publication includes a definition of information literacy; a model that links information literacy with other adult competences, such as ICT skills; and a description of information literacy standards in education”. [emphasis supplied]


Previous blog posting about IL here.

IL Logo Contest

Last February 5, 2008, UNESCO and IFLA launched the Information Literacy Logo Contest via a Press Release that follows:

UNESCO and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invite everyone to propose an international Logo to identify the work on information literacy. The aim of creating this Logo is to make communication easier among those who carry out information literacy projects, their communities and societies in general.

The Logo will be available free of charge and promoted as an international symbol of information literacy. As adopted in the Alexandria Proclamation of 2005, at the High Level Colloquium on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, information literacy is defined as a mean to empower “people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals”. Information literacy is a “basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations.” UNESCO and IFLA invite all institutions and organizations from different countries to participate in the Logo Contest design.

Guidelines for submission of nominations are available at: http://www.infolitglobal.info/. If you represent an association or an organization and wish to endorse, support or promote this initiative in your country, please, send an email to the project coordinator:

  • Misako Ito, UNESCO, or

  • Jesus Lau, IFLA
  • The actual invitation said:

    To: Information Literacy Professionals

    Librarians

    Graphic Designers

    Educators

    On behalf of UNESCO, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and its Information Literacy Section (InfoLit), we invite everyone to propose an international Logo to identify information literacy work. The aim of creating this Logo is to make communication easier between those who carry out information literacy projects, their communities, and society in general. The Logo will be available free of charge and promoted as an international symbol of information literacy. The term “information literacy” is defined as:

    To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. The information literate individuals are those who have learned how to learn” (ALA, 1998)

    IFLA and UNESCO invite all institutions and organizations from different countries to participate in the Logo contest design. If you represent an association or an organization and would like to endorse, support or promote this initiative in your country, please, send an email to the project coordinator.

    Understanding Information Literacy : a Primer

    Just published and ecopy available for download from Unesco:

    Horton, Forest W. 2008. Understanding information literacy : a primer. Paris : Unesco. 94 p.

    An easy-to-read, non-technical overview explaining what “information literacy” means, designed for busy public policy-makers, business executives, civil society administrators and practicing professionals.

    Another earlier published Unesco book on IL with ecopy available for download (pdf):

    Sayers, Richard. 2006. Principles of awareness-raising : information literacy, a case study. Bangkok : Unesco. 124 p.
    While previous blog posting about IL are here: HILT, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    Understanding Information Literacy : a Primer

    Just published and ecopy available for download from Unesco:

    Horton, Forest W. 2008. Understanding information literacy : a primer. Paris : Unesco. 94 p.

    An easy-to-read, non-technical overview explaining what “information literacy” means, designed for busy public policy-makers, business executives, civil society administrators and practicing professionals.

    Another earlier published Unesco book on IL with ecopy available for download (pdf):

    Sayers, Richard. 2006. Principles of awareness-raising : information literacy, a case study. Bangkok : Unesco. 124 p.
    While previous blog posting about IL are here: HILT, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7