EXPERT OR NOVICE IN INFORMATION SEARCHING, ACCESS AND SHARING: AN INFORMATION LITERACY MODEL FOR NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Abstract

Information resources in whatever forms and format exist for people and not the reverse. The rapidly evolving information landscape has demonstrated a need for education methods and practices to adopt and adapt more virile and responsive strategies. Educational methods and practices, within our increasingly infor-centric society, must facilitate and enhance the librarians’ and students’ ability to harness the power of information which is crucial life skill and a basis for lifelong learning. To survive in this information society, workers and students in Nigerian Universities will need to possess skills beyond those of reading, writing and arithmetic. This study reviewed five (5) information literacy models which include: Kulthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) Model, 8Ws Johnson and Lamb Model, NSW DET Information Skills Process Model, The Big6 Model, and Herring’s PLUS Model. The study recommends the adoption of Herring’s PLUS Model by Nigerian Universities because of their peculiarities and enormous benefits accruable to them by the Model.

Keywords: Information Skills, Information literacy, Library Skills, Literacy Models, Nigerian Universities


Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 30-37 (Download PDF)

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