Book Review of "Information and IT Literacy: Enabling Learning in the 21st Century"

Law, D (2003) Book Review of "Information and IT Literacy: Enabling Learning in the 21st Century". JeLit 1(1).

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Abstract

This volume contains a selection of some two dozen papers from the 2002 IT&ILit Conference held in Glasgow in 2002 and the first in a conference series whose growing popularity indicates the relevance and topicality of the subject. Part of the value both of the conference and of this volume is the way in which it brings together a group of people from different backgrounds and disciplines who have a common interest in information literacy. Librarians from schools and universities, academic researchers, IT Training Staff and computing staff brinfg a rich variety of different approaches. Martin claims accurately that this is a “snapshot taken in the midst of change”. While this is undoubtedly true, those labouring a little further from the leading edge have still not caught up with much of the thinking and activity explored here.