Information Literacy Resources Directory

Gone are those days when so many of us (mistakenly) believed that information literacy was about getting to know the card catalogue in a library. Given the daily deluge of information to which we are all subjected, information literacy has taken on the importance it has always deserved but rarely been afforded. To make it possible for lecturers, teachers and librarians to teach these important skills, rather than each re-inventing the wheel, it makes good sense to share resources and materials.

The Information Literacy Section of the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) has created a database to record information literacy materials from different parts of the world, on behalf of UNESCO. The result is the Information Literacy Resources Directory.

The contents of the Information Literacy Resources Directory, which are of course searchable, include:

  • Conferences on the subject
  • International actions, meetings, programs
  • Listservs - Discussion lists
  • Weblogs
  • Websites devoted to information literacy

IL Products for users
  • Advocacy toolkits
  • Assessment / Evaluation tools
  • Credit courses
  • Know how materials
  • Library tours
  • Tests of IL competencies/skills
  • Tutorials for citizens
  • Tutorials on how to use specific information resources
  • Workshop/Hands on experience

  • Associations and professional bodies
  • Information literacy training organizations
  • International organizations with IL related work
  • Research projects / Research centers

  • Guidelines for information literacy
  • IL monographs of international coverage or impact
  • Other publications of international relevance
  • Serials (Journals)
  • Specific guidelines for key programs
  • Thesis of international relevance
  • Translations of key international documents

Training the trainers
  • Courses
  • Distant certificates/degrees
  • IL institutes/immersion programs
  • Web-based courses for training the trainers
  • Workshop/Hands on experience

Librarians, educators and information professionals are invited to participate. If you have developed information literacy materials and would like to share them with the world community, please submit the required data.

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