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Groundbreaking research in schools and workplaces will marry information competencies with citizenship and employability

“The Information Literacy Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) have announced the funding of two contemporary research projects examining how good information skills, or information literacy, can help develop participation in democracy among schoolchildren and enhance employability and performance among the workforce. Dr Geoff Walton, Lecturer in Information Sciences at Northumbria University and CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee member said: “These projects will bring tangible evidence of the social and economic opportunities of properly understanding and embedding information literacy, demonstrating the practices and competencies that work to support individual participation in society and employability in the digital age.” (via CILIP)

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UNESCO encourages Member States to implement IFLA policies on Information Literacy and Print Disabled People

“The IFLA Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Recommendations and the Libraries Serving People with Print Disabilities (LPD) Manifesto were passed at the 37th UNESCO General Conference held in Paris (5-20 November 2013). Member States will now be asked to endorse both pieces on a national level. Member states are encouraged to apply the policies set out in the Recommendations and the Manifesto to their community to further their citizens’ access to information.” (via IFLA)

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