Tuesday, September 27, 2005

IL papers from the WLIC conference

The World Library and Information (IFLA) conference (held in Oslo, Norway, in August) is one of the things I missed reporting on, because of our blog being down. I co-organised, with Christina Tovote, a dual session on information literacy and marketing. The first session was focusing on "Information Literacy, a voyage of discovery for citizens" and in this we asked for contributions which described initiatives where people had investigated citizens's information literacy needs and were planning how to meet the needs. Two papers available from the IFLA website in English from this session are as follows. As you see, they bring the international perspective which is one of the unique features of IFLA:

The digital divide, the fishball maker and lifelong learning: NLB responds to the Clarion Call with information literacy programs: NGIAN LEK CHOH and RAJEN MUNOO (National Library Board, Singapore) http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/106e-Choh_Munoo.pdf

Information capability building: role of information literacy programmes - a study SASIKALA CHAGARI (Dept. of Library & Information Science, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India) http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/043e-Chagari.pdf (Sasikala Chagiri is pictured above a the discussion session at IFLA (r.) with Roswitha Poll and Benno Homann)