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Current Trends in Information Literacy: Free ebook download

Jan 24, 2018

Current Trends in Information Literacy

Librarians play a key role in promoting information literacy to their patrons, an essential component in developing their thinking abilities. This free ebook, Current Trends in Information Literacy, contains both foundational definitions and related concepts such as critical thinking, metaliteracy and cultural context and contains chapters on the following topics and more.


  • The nature of information literacy and its relationship to culture 
  • The phenomenon of critical thinking and its relevance to information literacy 
  • Information literacy in support of scientific research
  • The use of visual tools to promote information literacy


Table of Contents:   


  • The Nature of Information Literacy, by Tibor Koltay, Sonja Špiranec, László Z. Karvalics, from the book Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking and Information Literacy, by Anthony Anderson and Bill Johnston, from the book From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology 
  • Information Literacy Skills in the Research Process, by Hilde Drivenes Daland and Kari-Mette Walmann Hidle, from the book New Roles for Research Librarians 
  • Visual literacy meets information literacy, by Mary J. Snyder Broussard, Judith Schwartz, from the book Skills to Make a Librarian
  • Science information literacy and the role of academic librarians, by Svetla Baykoucheva, from the book Managing Scientific Information and Research Data

This ebook includes chapter excerpts from the Chandos Library Information Sciences collection, books written for librarians by librarians. It is one of the volumes in Elsevier’s Library Learning Trends series, free ebooks to support and encourage learning and development in librarianship. Other ebooks in the series include: