Historical development of definitions of information literacy: A literature review of selected resources

  title={Historical development of definitions of information literacy: A literature review of selected resources},
  author={Angela Sample},
  journal={The Journal of Academic Librarianship},
  • A. Sample
  • Published 8 January 2020
  • Education
  • The Journal of Academic Librarianship

Information Literacy, Work, and Knowledge Creation: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Point of View

This theoretical article examines the conceptual premises of the research and practice of information literacy (IL) in the workplace in relation to research on knowledge creation in the field of

Information skills and literacy in investigative journalism in the social media era

The study aims to determine the preferred information skills and evaluate information literacy and skills in the social media era on the example of investigative journalism to surmount the majority

Information literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors

Introduction: This paper addresses the information practices of hyperlocal democratic representatives, and their acquisition and application of information literacy skills. Method: 1034 Scottish

The Role of Adaptation Patterns to Improve Information Literacy Skills of Students from Affirmation Program

Efforts to advance access and opportunities to continue secondary education in better schools is one of the strategies carried out by the Government of Indonesia for students in eastern Indonesia,

Training in digital competencies for health professionals: systematic mapping (2015-2019)

By means of systematic mapping, international published papers and research on digital skills training were critically evaluated, generating a process that helps to recognize information about health professionals and the type of educational technology used in training.

Developing the Informed Learning Scale: Measuring Information Literacy in Higher Education

This study documents the development and exploratory pilot testing of the Informed learning scale—which is intended to produce data for institutional reporting purposes at scale in alignment with contemporary IL theory, specifically Informed Learning.

Evidence of improved students’ perceptions towards online research: pre and post assessment study of information literacy and research support

Purpose The purpose of this study is to present how the library’s information literacy (IL) sessions and research support programmes can change students' perceptions towards their research practice.


A summary of the current scope of literature around PBL, implications for sustainability, and contextualize it within the multidisciplinary context of library-focused interventions in first year communications courses are provided.

Comparison of U.S. 4-year and community college librarians’ perspectives on competencies, challenges, and educational preparation for the instructional role

The purpose of this study is to explore and compare community (2-year) college librarians’ perceptions of their competencies, challenges, and educational preparation with those of librarians at

How Disinformation Reshaped the Relationship between Journalism and Media and Information Literacy (MIL): Old and New Perspectives Revisited

This analysis focuses on three main criteria for evaluating the field-configuring role of disinformation: policy rules and professional canons, key events and projects, and interactions with audiences and communities.



Perspectives on information literacy: a framework for conceptual understanding

The goal of this synthesis is the creation of a stronger, more united field of study, as well as a clearer alignment between information literacy and the formal and informal contexts where people employ and develop information literacy.

Debating definitions of information literacy : enough is enough!

Purpose – To demonstrate existing definitional consensus on information literacy, and outline the main and unique areas of concern resulting from that consensus for libraries desiring to contribute

Information Literacy as Professional Legitimation: A Critical Analysis

Information literacy (IL) was first articulated through the American Library Association (ALA) and via professional documents such as the Information Literacy: Final Report (ALA, 1989), IL standards,

Information Literacy: Teaching Now for Year 2000

In the broader context of information literacy (IL), library and information science literature recently has seen an increased interest among policymakers, teachers, media specialists, and other

Values: the invisible “ante” in information literacy learning?

Purpose – The ACRL Competency Standards related to learners' values and value systems has not been interrogated in relation to information literacy theory or practice. This paper aims to analyze the

Reconsidering Information Literacy in the 21st Century: The Redesign of an Information Literacy Class

How a 3-credit information literacy course was redesigned to include the concepts behind transliteracy and metaliteracy will be discussed and why the Constructivist approach in the classroom seems the best approach for information literacy instruction.

A Conceptual Analysis and Historical Overview of Information Literacy

A conceptual analysis is undertaken of information literacy by investigating some leading definitions and delineations of the concept. These are analyzed with the intention of exploring chronological

Information Literacy, “New” Literacies, and Literacy1

Literacy was once thought to be well understood and well defined. However, it has been argued that the digital world has disrupted previous notions of literacy, supplanting them with “new” forms of

Information Literacy: Essential Skills for the Information Age

The author covers conceptual understandings of IL, the range of IL standards and models, technology within the IL framework, and practical strategies for effective IL skills learning and instruction in a range of situations.

A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature.

The research into critical information literacy is explored, including critical pedagogy and critiques of information literacy, in order to provide an entry point for this emerging and challenging approach to information literacy.