UNESCO organizes an international workshop on Information Literacy in Jamaica. This is a short report on an information literacy workshop recently completed in Jamaica. Even though the weather has been mild in Michigan this winter, I would not have minded attending this workshop and talking about information literacy with my international colleagues.
The workshop was titled the International Workshop on Information Literacy for Public Librarians across the Commonwealth. (Darn, I guess I could not have gone. I am not a public librarian and I do not live in a Commonwealth country!)
A couple of the workshop goals were to:
- help librarians to develop information literacy programmers for their users;
- equip librarians with skills to make innovative use of the web; and
- lobby and advocate for the inclusion of libraries into national plans to benefit from Universal Access Funds.
Anyway, I am glad to see UNESCO sponsoring information literacy workshops. I know they have sponsored several others over the last few years.