Centre for Information Literacy Research
Welcome to the Centre for Information Literacy Research. Launched in July 2007, our mission is to explore, illuminate and develop the field of information literacy through the conduct and stimulation of research and related activities.
|Information literacy is a field of increasing interest worldwide. Webber and Johnston have defined it as follows:
“the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to obtain, through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, together with critical awareness of the importance of wise and ethical use of information in society.”
The Centre aims:
|We are building on existing research and teaching excellence in the fields of information literacy and information behaviour within the Information School. This activity includes funded research projects, publications, research events, invited talks and seminars at national and international conferences, and participation in specialist networks and associations.
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