Examining school librarians'readiness for information literacy implementation

Tan, S.M. and Kiran, K. and Diljit, S. (2014) Examining school librarians'readiness for information literacy implementation. In: 5th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICOLIS 2014), 4-5 November 2014, The Boulevard Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study investigates how school librarians perceive their readiness in implementing information literacy (lL) education in schools. It addresses the concerns that school librarians are not adequately prepared in delivering the IL programme in secondary schools. This study uses a quantitative research design with two distinct data collection techniques; a semi structured interview and a survey involving 710 school librarians from secondary schools in Malaysia. School librarians' readiness construct is derived from the cognitive, functional and technical sub-scales of IL implementation readiness. School librarians' professional qualification has an impact on their cognitive, functional and technical readiness. However, their experience as a school librarian has an impact on technical readiness only. The study proposes an IL Implementation framework that emphasizes School Librarians' Readiness as a factor to the successful implementation of ILE in Malaysian schools.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: School librarians; Library media teacher; Information literacy; Readiness; Malaysia
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Libraries > Library science. Information science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 06:13
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 06:13
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17699

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