Joan K. Lippincott
Higher education needs a new framework for promoting the value of information and technology skills for undergraduate and graduate students. This new focus should speak in a language that resonates with academic administrators, faculty, and students and that deemphasizes the jargon of information professionals. Many librarians and information technologists believe that acquiring information and technology literacy skills is an important part of a college student's education. However, despite reports and standards from groups such as the National Academies and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), few institutions have implemented information or technology literacy educational components throughout the curriculum. The author recommends a framework that focuses on higher education's need to prepare students to be content creators within their disciplinary or professional specialties.
Joan Lippincott will be a keynote speaker at the 2008 IATUL Conference in Auckland.
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