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Thursday, August 07, 2003

Information literacy

Interesting article, Information literacy - is it worth the investment?, in Australian Academic and Research Libraries. About information literacy in an academic library. Not related to health but interesting as the authors do go into detail about the costs and staff time involved in delivering a curriculum-based programme. The same journal issue also includes an article by Asher, discussing the different roles that librarians and academics play in information literacy: “The librarian can change a life for the better every day by opening a door for a student to a new piece of knowledge. The academic can help the student interpret it. Both of these jobs are important. Both professions teach. But they work best separately. Erasing the boundaries that keep them separate weakens their strength.”

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