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Massey University Library is committed to the development of information literacy skills among students and staff. Information literacy (definition) is recognised as an integral part of lifelong learning as it enables learners to develop skills which are transferrable to future occupations, study or leisure activities.
Developing independent, lifelong learners is central to the mission of tertiary institutions and is reflected in descriptions of graduate attributes. Information literacy is applicable to all disciplines and all levels of education.
In promoting information literacy education, librarians have identified Core Information Literacy Competencies (42 KB) for students. These are used as a basis for planning information skills teaching, in partnership with academic staff.
If you would like to discuss information literacy teaching for your students, please contact a Subject Librarian.
The Massey University Information Literacy Framework is based on the Australian and New Zealand Information Literacy Framework (2004), which has been developed by the Australian and New Zealand Institute for Information Literacy (ANZIIL) and the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL).
The Massey University Information Literacy Framework provides a definition of information literacy and outlines the context in which the Library delivers information literacy education. It is intended primarily for academic and Library staff as a basis to discuss appropriate delivery models for information literacy programmes and identify desired learning outcomes for students.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016