Understanding information literacy

Understanding information literacy: a primer

Just published by IFAP, this easy-to-read, non-technical overview explains what "information literacy" means. It is designed for busy public policy-makers, business executives, civil society administrators and practicing professionals.

Understanding information literacy: a primer

Through this publication, UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) explains in an easy-to-understand and non-technical fashion what “information literacy” means. The publication targets a very diverse audience, from government officials, intergovernmental civil servants, information professionals and teachers to human resources managers in both profit or not-profit organizations.

“Over the course of your life, the more you learn and thereby come to know, but especially the sooner you master and adopt proficient learning skills, habits and attitudes - finding out how, from where, from whom and when to search for and retrieve the information that you need to know, but have not yet learned - the more information literate you thereby become. Your competency in applying and utilizing those skills, habits and attitudes will enable you to make sounder and timelier decisions to cope with your personal and family health and welfare, educational, job-related, citizenship and other challenges”.

Document details here.

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English: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001570/157020e.pdf
French: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001570/157020f.pdf

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