Delivering information literacy programs in the context of network society and cross-cultural perspectives

Delivering information literacy programs in the context of network society and cross-cultural perspectives

Gothenburg Port - 8/2010

Summary: Looking at information literacy (IL) theories and practices in the context of network society, this paper proposes some extended and updated contents of information literacy in the light of theories of the network society and cross-cultural perspectives. Technological and social aspects of IL practices are emphasised and the role of flexible learning communities in developing IL is analysed and considered as a main IL practice in the context of the network society. According to the author, the best practice of IL development is the one conducted in flexible learning communities basing on the network logic of the network society. The author also affirms the essential role of libraries in building, developing and promoting flexible learning communities.

The main contents of the paper are divided into three major parts: literature reviews on IL development; IL conceptualization in the context of network society, and; IL delivery in the network society.

This paper was presented at World Information and Library Congress: 76TH IFLA GENERAL CONFERENCE AND ASSEMBLY, from 10-15 August 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden <http://www.ifla.org/en/ifla76>

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