Information Literacy Skills

Information Literacy is the capacity to know when information is required, to be competent enough to find, assess and efficiently use the information for the difficulty or concern at hand. Other aspects could be judgment, questioning, free-thinking, understanding or integrate competencies that a citizen of a society should possess, so that the individual can intelligently participate in the society that one is living.

A set of skills are necessary to be information literate and an understanding of the following are needed:

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Guidelines for choosing a master’s program in library and information studies

Librarians select, develop, organize, store and use the library collections.
To provide advisory services and reference customers. They work in a library, in one of  services of a library or an organization with information needs.

Example Titles

  • Bibliographer
  • Librarian
  • Librarian Consultant
  • Cataloguer
  • Circadian
  • Supervisor, library

Classified Elsewhere

  • School librarian (see 4141 Teachers in secondary and 4142 Teachers in primary and preschool)
  • Medical records clerk (see 1413 File Clerks and Records Management)
  • Director, library (see 0511 Managers library, ...
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Library and Information Science: Academic and Research Libraries in Africa

Education and Training for Subject Specialization in Academic and Research Libraries in Africa: A Theoretical Critical Re-Appraisal by Benki S.H. Womboh

Education has been postulated as a dynamic force which requires periodic re-appraisal to ensure that everything occurs according to mapped plans and that the envisaged objectives are achieved. The author strongly believes that for any country in Africa to make decisions on the education and training of librarians without minding her national goals is intellectual irresponsibility. It is ...

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A User-Centred Design of a Web-based Interface to Bibliographic Databases

This thesis reports results of a research study into the usefulness of a user-centred approach for designing information retrieval interfaces. The main objective of the research was to examine the usability of an existing Web-based IR system in order to design a user-centred prototype Web interface. This research used the Web of Science available at

A series of usability experiments was carried out with the Web of Science. The first experiment was carried out using ...

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Service-oriented Architecture Delivers Greater Returns from Web Services

Although smart companies are using Web services to improve the way they do business, firms have even more to gain by changing the way they think about their infrastructure. According to a new research report, Chief Information Officers (CIO) that adopt the discipline of service-oriented architecture are positioning their firms for better business agility through more advanced Web services and a tenfold improvement in integration costs. This project, “Mastering The Web Services Tier,” outlines the five ...

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Project Management – A Law Librarian Survival Skill

As jacks of all trades, librarians are often called upon to manage complex projects. Project management is not a course that is typically offered in information science programs, but as a matter of survival, many of us have learned to juggle several balls in the air. Many of the techniques librarians intuitively use are clearly articulated as a formal structure with specific guidelines and regularized vocabulary.

Before planning a project, there are some preliminary underlying principles ...

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Second Life: The Virtual Grid of Life

Second Life was developed by Linden Lab in San Francisco and was launched on June 23, 2003. It is an online virtual world and has over 900,000 active users as of now. Linden Lab emphasizes that Second Life is not a game.

You can access the virtual world from Linden Lab’s client programs or by third party viewers. The Second Life users are known as Residents; they are virtual representations of their own selves called avatars. They can intermingle with ...

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Journal List in the field of Library and Information Science Research

Journal List
Cataloging and Classification Quarterly
C&RL College and Research Libraries Computers in Libraries
D-lib Magazine
Electronic Library
IFLA Journal
Information Processing and Management
Information Sciences
International Information and Library Review
International Journal of Information Management
INSPEL International Journal of Special Libraries
International Journal on Digital Libraries
Journal of Digital Information
Journal of Documentation
Librarian Career Development
Library and Information Science Research
Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services
Library Hi-Tech
Library Journal
Library Management
Library Resources and Technical ...

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Marketing of Information Services: A Conceptual Framework



Before 1970, the concept of marketing was restricted almost exclusively to organizations supplying products rather than services. Although the idea of applying marketing principles to library activity was realized by Dr. S. R. Ranganathan in 1930s himself and on the basis of which the Five Laws of Library Science were formulated by him. Over the last few years, a number of information services have been ...

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