| || Information Literacy—Competency Standards and Performance Indicators: An Overview |
Author :Babu, B. Ramesh
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :28(2) ; 2008 ; pp.56-65
Abstract : Information Literacy (IL) is an area of interest to librarians and Information professionals and it is pivotal to the pursuit of lifelong learning process. The paper explains the concept of IL and brings out its standards and performance indicators enunciated by IFLA and UNESCO in the context of school libraries and higher education. The importance of IL for school libraries and public libraries are highlighted. It also discusses the IL scenario at international level and in India and enumerates the UNESCOs declaration at Prague towards the Information Literate Society. Finally, it stresses for the development of IL policy in the Indian education system.
Keywords : Information literacy standards;Performance indicators;Information society;Public libraries;School libraries;India