User information literacy: Case studies from university library programmes in the SCANUL-ECS region. Editors: Elizabeth Kiondo and jangawe Msuy

Janneke Mostert

Abstract


Within a university environment a student who is not information-literate is at a distinct disadvantage,in not being able to
determine his/her need for information and thus being unaware of how and where to get information. The availability of a
library does not mean that such a student hasthe skills and ability to use the facility to solve information problems. User
information literacy is currently one of the "buzz words" in the academic/information environment. This book provides a
variety of definitions of Information Literacy (IL). In Chapter One, Msuya provides some definitions and comes to
conclusions as to what the term encompasses.He, for example, states that the information-literate person should (I)
understand the need for information; (2) know what information sources are available,how to find, evaluate, exploit and
disseminate information, and how to manageit.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7553/72-1-1383

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