About the Information Literacy Section
The primary purpose of the Information Literacy Section is to foster international cooperation in the development of information literacy education in all types of libraries and information institutions.
"To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information" (American Library Association, 1989)
"Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society." (Webber & Johnston, 2003)
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Dean of Library Services
University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70148
Manager (Engagement & National Initiatives)
National Library Board
100 Victoria Street #07-01
National Library Building
First term: 2013-2017
Albert K Boekhorst
Visiting Professor (Univ of Amsterdam; University of Pretoria)
Caixa Postal No. 008
Jacumã - Conde, PB
CEP 58.322.000 Brasil
Join the Section!
How can my Institution join the Information Literacy Section?
To register for the Information Literacy Section, print and complete the registration form, available at:
Managing your IFLA Sections membership
Mail or FAX completed forms to:
c/o Membership Manager
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague, Netherlands
Each member organization is allocated a designated number of Section memberships. If your institution has already used up its allocation of free Section memberships, the cost to join the Information Literacy section is Euro 51.
Read more in the Membership Flyer:
How Can I Become Active in the Information Literacy Section?
- Encourage your institution to join the Section. Be your institution's representative to the Information Literacy Section.
- Become a personal member of the Information Literacy Section
- Attend meetings
- Share your information literacy expertise with the officers of the Information Literacy Section
The aim of this list is to provide a forum the international library and educational community to discuss and share information literacy ideas, documents, and experiences.
Note: InfoLit-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers). As of 17th August 2013 there are 431 subscribers.
Last update: 2 April 2014