Information Literacy, “New” Literacies, and Literacy1

  title={Information Literacy, “New” Literacies, and Literacy1},
  author={By John Buschman},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={95 - 118}
  • By John Buschman
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • The Library Quarterly
  • 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 literacies—first in various new literacy studies and now in the library and information science (LIS) scholarship as it applies to information literacy (IL). But do the old forms of literacy in fact hold LIS back? Do the critiques of conceptions of literacy fully represent that foundational… CONTINUE READING
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