Using the power of research to inform ICT integration in education

R N Mishra (2010) Relevance of information literacy in digital environment, Journal of emerging trends in computing and information science (2010) Volume: 1, Issue: 1, Pages: 48-54

Information Literacy (IL) along with information and communication technology has become significant in library environment. Information literacy in library services is required not only to optimize the use of library resources in teaching, learning and research but also train the users to make them aware about information sources and access authentic information from vast array of electronic information sources, etc. Librarians have to impart skills on web searching techniques, evaluation and establishing authenticity and reliability of information retrieved from internet domain to the users. The paper focuses some of the major areas for the relevance of information literacy in contemporary library and information services. Methodology followed for the study is based on the documents available library including on internet. Library professionals need to be aware of using the skills involved in acquiring e-resources from a wide range of information resources including organization and proper dissemination to the users. Further, they require creating awareness among the users about the adaptability of new technologies, capability of information building etc.

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