Information Literacy in Practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author De Jager, Karin en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Nassimbeni, Mary en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-28T14:14:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-28T14:14:20Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Jager, K., Nassimbeni, M. 2007. Information Literacy in Practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa. IFLA Journal. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn  0340-0352 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8900
dc.description This is a post-print of the published version of a SAGE Journal article available on: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0340035207086057. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Mpumalanga Provincial Library Services, South Africa, offers public library services in a largely rural 'new' province created in 1996. Many of the libraries are in isolated areas and have to meet the very diverse needs of their communities. This paper reports the results of an information literacy intervention designed for public library workers in this province. The campaign, a first of its kind in Mpumalanga (and South Africa), gave public library workers the opportunity to develop their information literacy skills and to apply them in their libraries. This paper discusses the information and training needs that were identified, the campaigns that were constructed, their progress and the outcomes. From the outset, emphasis was placed on the importance of measuring and evaluating activities throughout their campaigns in order to be able to assess the impact of their interventions. The paper attempts to show what difference even small public libraries with unqualified library workers can make in tackling social exclusion in disadvantaged communities. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher SAGE en_ZA
dc.source IFLA Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0340035207086057 en_ZA
dc.subject information literacy en_ZA
dc.subject public libraries en_ZA
dc.subject public library staff en_ZA
dc.subject training en_ZA
dc.subject disadvantaged communities en_ZA
dc.subject Mpumulanga Provincial Library Services en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Information Literacy in Practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Postprint en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Information Literacy en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation De Jager, K., & Nassimbeni, M. (2007). Information Literacy in Practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa. <i>IFLA Journal</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8900 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation De Jager, Karin, and Mary Nassimbeni "Information Literacy in Practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa." <i>IFLA Journal</i> (2007) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8900 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation De Jager K, Nassimbeni M. Information Literacy in Practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa. IFLA Journal. 2007; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8900. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - De Jager, Karin AU - Nassimbeni, Mary AB - Mpumalanga Provincial Library Services, South Africa, offers public library services in a largely rural 'new' province created in 1996. Many of the libraries are in isolated areas and have to meet the very diverse needs of their communities. This paper reports the results of an information literacy intervention designed for public library workers in this province. The campaign, a first of its kind in Mpumalanga (and South Africa), gave public library workers the opportunity to develop their information literacy skills and to apply them in their libraries. This paper discusses the information and training needs that were identified, the campaigns that were constructed, their progress and the outcomes. From the outset, emphasis was placed on the importance of measuring and evaluating activities throughout their campaigns in order to be able to assess the impact of their interventions. The paper attempts to show what difference even small public libraries with unqualified library workers can make in tackling social exclusion in disadvantaged communities. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - IFLA Journal KW - information literacy KW - public libraries KW - public library staff KW - training KW - disadvantaged communities KW - Mpumulanga Provincial Library Services KW - South Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 SM -  0340-0352 T1 - Information Literacy in Practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa TI - Information Literacy in Practice: engaging public library workers in rural South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8900 ER - en_ZA


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