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From library skills to information literacy: considerations for Makerere University Library and Faculty.

Nalumaga, Ruth Ester

Abstract:
Makerere University has moved from manual based operations to automated systems and thus entered into the complex information age. All records, including library, are being computerized. This is the backdrop against which the author writes. The paper brings out the evolution of the concept of information literacy. The concept of globalisation as the driving force of the information society is highlighted as well as Castell's theory of the information age. While being information literate may mean different things to different people, it is a competence that can no longer be ignored by academics and intellectuals as it impinges on the aspect of lifelong learning. Its attributes have been discussed, including the ability to critically utilize information for daily use as well as for
democratic and civic responsibilities.

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Chapter Title: From library skills to information literacy: considerations for Makerere University Library and Faculty.
Book Title: Universities: taking a leading role in ICT enabled human development.
Edited by: F.F. Tusubira & Nora K. Mulira
City: Kampala, Uganda
Publisher: Phanton Solutions
No. of Pages: 26 - 34


Date:2005
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Information & Communication Technology ICT, Information Literacy, Lifelong learning, Library and Information Services LIS, Libraries, Literacy, Globalisation, Globalisation and Higher Education, Makerere University


File Size:69 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author and editors
Date Added:04 August 2008


Nalumaga, Ruth Ester (2005). From library skills to information literacy: considerations for Makerere University Library and Faculty.In F.F.Tusubira and Nora K.Mulira (eds) Universities: taking a leading role in ICT enabled human development. Kampala: Phanton Solutions.pp.26-34