Thursday, August 15, 2013

Development of a madrasah library model for information literacy

A talk on the Development of a madrasah library model for the implementation of information literacy from Sri Rohyanti Zulaikha and Nurdin Laugu was next at the first day of the IFLA Satellite meeting on Information Literacy and reference services .
This was an example from Indonesia. Creating a foundation for Lifelong Learning is a core program in a Madrasah library (which has a community role, not just for school pupils). However, the libraries have problems in terms of out of date collections, lack of collaboration between teachers, head teachers and librarians, and the students' lack of skill. Three State Islamic High Schools (MANs) were studied. The researchers used the Big Six model, which is used in private schools in Jakarta, but not so much in public-sector schools. Pupils at each of the schools were asked questions based on each of the Big Six elements. It emerged that some of the elements in the Big Six were being covered, but not as part of a holistic approach to Information Literacy. In all three schools, most attention was paid to the "Evaluation" step in the Big Six. The elements with least attention were search strategy in two of the schools and usage in one school. One of the schools had the highest score. It was found that in this school there was a "Developing critical thinking and reading" module, which aimed to improve the students' curiosity. One of the resulting conclusions was "the need for local content subjects which help develop a holistic program" to develop reading and information skills.

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