1 Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi - Teknologi og service, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet2 Royal School of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet3 Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi - Forskning, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet4 Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi - Forskning, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet
Danish Librarians’ Views on Information Literacy
This paper reports on the results of an empirical study of Danish public librarians’ conceptions of information literacy and user education in order to support and optimize lifelong learning of library users. The study builds on data from interviews of purposely selected public librarians and a large-scale e-mail survey (questionnaire). The results show that the public librarians consider the public library an important place for learning, but also that they do not share a common understanding of the concepts of information literacy and lifelong learning. The study further reveals a diversity of user education in the public library with a strong focus on the individuality of the user, and that hands-on courses are preferred as the pedagogical form.
» Worldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice: European Conference on Information Literacy, Ecil 2013 Istanbul, Turkey, October 22-25, 2013 Revised Selected Papers, 2013, p. 632-638
Information literacy; lifelong learning; public library; user education; information literacy instruction; Informationskompetence; folkebiblioteker; livslang læring; Brugerundervisning