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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Sharon Mader
Dean of Library Services
University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
United States
Tel. +(1)(504)2807414
Fax +(1)(504)2807277
Email: smader@uno.edu

Jaclyn Teo
Manager (Engagement & National Initiatives)
National Library Board
100 Victoria Street #07-01
National Library Building
Singapore 188064
Email: Jaclyn_Teo@nlb.gov.sg
First term: 2013-2017

Information Coordinator:
Albert K Boekhorst

Visiting Professor (Univ of Amsterdam; University of Pretoria)
Caixa Postal No. 008
Jacumã - Conde, PB
CEP 58.322.000 Brasil
Fax +(31)842215572
Email: albertkb@gmail.com

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:

IFLA Headquarters
c/o Membership Manager
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague, Netherlands
Fax: +31-70-3834827

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.

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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

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InfoLit: IFLA Information Literacy Section Discussion List

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 15th August 2015 there are 481 subscribers.

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Information Literacy

Last update: 15 August 2015