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Tan, S., Diljit, S. (2010). Preliminary insight of information literacy competencies among school library media teachers

Abstract: This study examines library media teachers’ perception of information literacy, their current levels of information literacy competencies, and the factors affecting information literacy implementation in secondary schools. 36 library media teachers from Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur participated in this self-report questionnaire-based survey. Respondents knew what information literacy is and perceived it as much needed skills. Skills to identify information needed obtained a mean of 3.94 and skills to synthesize information scored the lowest mean of 3.47. They need continuing education opportunities, professional development, information literacy and LIS training. The country needs a national information agenda, policy and guidelines to implement information literacy.

Subject categories: 1, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22

Abstract Submitted by Angela Austin, Florida State University

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