Information Literacy: A new Paradigm in Digital Information Age

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6th KSCLA International Conference onParadigms of Digital Library E-Resources, Open Access and Information and Media LiteracyOctober 9th and 10th, 2015Organized byKSCLA, BNGlore(R) andKUCLA, HubballiVenue: KLE Technological University, Bhoomaraddi Campus, Hubballi, Karnataka


Mr. Prasanna Devaramatha AnilkumarResearch ScholarDepartment of Library and Information Science Gulbarga University, Kalaburgi.E- Mail:

ICPDL 2015Information Literacy: A New Paradigm in Digital Information Age

An Overview of Presentation: Introduction Meaning and Definitions Concept of IL Objectives of IL Role of Library and Inf. centre in ILP Models of IL Conclusion

Information literacy (IL) is a crucial skill in the pursuit of knowledge.

It involves recognizing when information is needed and being able to efficiently locate, accurately evaluate, effectively use, and clearly communicate information in various formats. It refers to the ability to navigate the rapidly growing information environment, which encompasses an increasing number of information suppliers as well as the amount supplied, and includes bodies of professional literature, popular media, libraries, the Internet, and much more.Introduction

Meaning and Definitions:The Prague declaration (2003) defines information literacy as encompassing knowledge of ones information concerns and needs, and the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, organize and effectively create, use and communicate information to address issues or problems at hand;

TheAlexandria proclamation on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning(2005) statesthat Information Literacy lays at the core of lifelong learning. It empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion of all nations.

Concept of IL:

Concept of IL:

Objectives of IL:

Knowledge Objectives : Users will understand:

Skills Objectives: Users will be able to:

Attitudinal Objectives Users will appreciate that:

Role of Library and Information Centre in ILP:

There are several models and frameworks are there to promote the information literacy program.

Among those below mentioned models are very important models and many studies are carried out through the world with the following of these IL models.

The Present study given a focus on following IL Models:

Models of Information Literacy: CILIP information literacy model SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) National Information Literacy Framework (Wales)

CILIP information literacy model

SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy

The following lenses have been created which take the seven pillars and observe them through the eyes of individuals engaged in the following types of activities:

ANCIL was developed as the result of a research project by Emma Coonan and Jane Secker.

The aim of which was to develop a new approach to information literacy teaching and learning that was suitable for the skills required of a 21st century higher education student.

The curriculum contains ten strands which take a holistic view of information literacy learning and place it within a wider context. The authors of ANCIL also edited anaccompanying book,Rethinking Information Literacy: A practical framework for supporting learning, which gives examples and case studies of how ANCIL can be applied to a wide range of settings.

A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL)

As part of the Welsh Information Literacy Project,Welsh Libraries have developed anInformation Literacy Framework for Wales, which is bilingual.

The framework maps learning and skills from Entry Level 1 up to Doctoral level, and links to the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales.

The Welsh Information Literacy Project websiteincludes case studies and an overview of how IL relates to activities in schools, workplaces, academic libraries, etc.

National Information Literacy Framework (Wales)

Libraries are the major learning channels with important roles to support the educators teaching and students learning, particularly in supporting worthwhile and efficient use of information sources.

It is extremely necessary for educators and students, who have to conduct research and use information sources by searching or retrieving information from the library or internet, to know and understand information literacy.

However, the ability of library to maintain the development of information literate students depends on the involvement and support of administrators.

Information literacy is the one of most powerful paradigm In the digital information age.Conclusion:


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