Information literacy : a theoretical framework for higher education

Bruce, Christine S. (1995) Information literacy : a theoretical framework for higher education. Australian Library Journal, 44, pp. 158-170.


Information literacy has been a significant issue in the library community for many years. It is now being recognised as an important issue by the higher education community. This theoretical framework draws together important elements of the information literacy agenda specifically for tertiary educators and administrators. The frame-work examines three areas of primary concern: the possible outcomes of information literacy education (through outlining the characteristics of information literate people); the nature of information literacy education; and the potential role of stake-holders (including information services, faculty, staff developers and learning counsellors) in helping staff and students to be information literate. This theoretical framework forms part of the Griffith University Information Literacy Blueprint. The Blueprint was designed between June and August of 1994. The project, a quality initiative of the Division of Information Services, was led by Janice Rickards, University Librarian.

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ID Code: 62282
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0004-9670
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 Library Association of Australia
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2013 23:46
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 04:45

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