Information Literacy Section

Division: Library Services

The primary purpose of the Information Literacy Section is to foster international cooperation in the development of information literacy education in all types of libraries and information institutions.

"To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information." (American Library Association, 1989)

"Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society." (Webber & Johnston, 2003)

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Última actualización: 24 Mayo 2019

Latest News

Two webinars for Global Media and Information Literacy Week

As part of the University of Sheffield Information School celebrations of Global MIL Week 24-31 October, they are holding two webinars, following this year's MIL week theme of "Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered". They are both 30 minutes (20 minute presentation + 10 minutes discussion) and open to anyone to attend.

25 Octubre 2019

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019, Worldwide, 24-31 October

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week, commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “MIL for All”. UNESCO and GAPMIL are calling partners all over the world to promote Global MIL Week. Together with its Feature Events (International MIL and Intercultural Dialogue Conference and Youth Agenda Forum), Global MIL Week calls for local events around the world to promote MIL connections across disciplines and professions.

14 Octubre 2019

Call for papers: "Information Literacy in Context: Research Informing Practice and Practice Informing Research"

The Information Literacy Section in partnership with Library Theory and Research Section invites you to submit proposals for our session at the IFLA World Congress in Athens Greece, August 24 – 30th.

26 Febrero 2019