Current status of courses related to information literacy in universities in Taiwan

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This article examines the development of information literacy education in Taiwan.It describes the IL definition and its relationship with academic education and general education.At the same time,it also reviews relevant literature and research.Then it analyzes the IL courses offered by 164 universities in Taiwan to present the current status of IL education in Taiwan and get the results that information literacy courses are mainly organized by centers for general education and provided by university teachers or university librarians with certain positions,with the contents focused on the utilization of library resources.The author thinks that the pattern of information literacy education in general education is the most suitable one, and hopes universities in Taiwan will put greater emphasis on information literacy education and will learn from the experiences of the "ALA information literacy competency standards for higher education: to provide more complete teaching plans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-68
JournalJournal of Library Science in China
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Informtion literacy
  • Library
  • University
  • Taiwan

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