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An elephant in the room? Information literacy in the narrative of UK public libraries

Abstract:

Despite its recognised role in education, lifelong learning and active citizenship, the term information literacy (IL) is rarely used in the context of public libraries. At a time when public libraries are operating in an environment of financial austerity and are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the value of their role in UK society, this paper presents the findings of a small-scale research project examining the narratives surrounding public libraries and IL. Through a qualitative...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.11645/12.1.2305

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
College Only
Department:
Nuffield College
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Publisher:
CILIP, Community Services Group, Information Literacy Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Information Literacy Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
4–26
Publication date:
2018-06-04
Acceptance date:
2018-01-18
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ISSN:
1750-5968
Pubs id:
pubs:892553
URN:
uri:d89413e4-3fd2-47da-ad98-92b51e82361a
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uuid:d89413e4-3fd2-47da-ad98-92b51e82361a
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pubs:892553

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