Monday, April 23, 2007

University Librarians Can Aid Vigorously the Academic Process

Here is an information literacy article from Bangladesh. It is titled University Librarians Can Aid Vigorously the Academic Process and was written by AIM Jakaria Rahman and Md Ahasan Habib. It is in the Financial Express.

The article defines IL, "Information literacy refers to the ability to access, evaluate, and use information effectively. It calls for a wide range of skills including the ability to -- Use information to solve problems and make decisions. Share knowledge using appropriate formats for intended audiences. Use a variety of information resources, including professional associations or organisation, books, newspapers and computer-based resources including CD-ROMs, e-mail and the Internet. Adapt to new technology."

This is a decent definition and the first time in a long while that I have seen CD-ROMs mentioned when describing information literacy. Very few students ever have to access a database in this method anymore but maybe it is different in Bangladesh?

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