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Community information literacy : developing an Australian research agenda

Partridge, Helen L., Bruce, Christine S., & Tilley, Christine M. (2008) Community information literacy : developing an Australian research agenda. Libri : international journal of libraries and information services, 58(2), pp. 110-122.

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Abstract

The majority of information literacy (IL) research has been con ducted within the confi nes of educational or workplace settings. Little to no research has explored IL in community contexts. This paper will consider the current state of IL research within the community setting. The paper uses three re cent IL studies as a vehicle for developing an Australian com munity IL research agenda. Three observations are made about community information literacy (CIL) and CIL research: (i) it is multi- and inter-disciplinary; (ii) it has a learning lens; and (iii) it has a pluralistic approach. The CIL research agenda should be seen as practical and real – it is about real people, doing real things in real life contexts. To achieve this we must bring to gether a research community that is ready to cross boundar ies and forge relationships with other groups. In addition a coherent and structured research agenda should be established.

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ID Code: 28368
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: information literacy, research agenda, community, everyday life
DOI: 10.1515/libr.2008.013
ISSN: 0024-2667
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Human Information Behaviour (080703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 K.G. Saur Verlag
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2009 11:00
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2012 10:10

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