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978-0-8108-5695-0 • Paperback • October 2007 • $73.00 • (£56.00)
Dr. Lesley S.J. Farmer, Professor at California State University Long Beach, coordinates the Library Media Teacher program. Dr. Farmer chairs the IASL Information Literacy SIG and serves in leadership roles within the American Library Association and other professional organizations.
James Henri was teacher librarian in one of the first open plan secondary schools in Australia. He is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong.
Part 1 Preface: The Back Story
Part 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 1. Definitions of Information Literacy
Chapter 4 2. The Importance of Information Literacy
Chapter 5 3. Learning, Information Literacy, and Assessment
Chapter 6 4. The Conditions for Information Literacy Assessment
Chapter 7 5. The Role of Assessment
Chapter 8 6. Assessment Processes
Chapter 9 7. Problems in Assessing Information Literacy
Chapter 10 8. Existing Information Literacy Assessment Instruments
Part 11 Bibliography
Part 12 Index
Part 13 About the Authors
This title takes the conversation about information literacy to its next logical step, and does it in a scholarly, yet readable, fashion....bulleted lists are found throughout the narrative, making the reading and finding of information easier. Chapter notes, an extensive bibliography, and a detailed index add to the book's value.
— Booklist, April 2008
Farmer and Henri disentangle the conceptual and practical complexities of information literacy in an insightful, well-researched, yet very accessible manner....Recommended.
— Choice Reviews, November 2008