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Information Literacy Training : Information & Digital Literacies

Information Literacy at the IOE

There are many ways that IOE Librarians can support students and staff at the IOE.

IOE Librarians provide personal support to IOE staff and students by:

  • liaising with staff to purchase resources,
  • assisting with digitised readings for Moodle,
  • delivering information literacy sessions, inductions, instruction and training, and
  • answering enquires in person, online and via phone, text, Twitter and Instagram.

Graphic representing Librarians, Enquiry Desk and Information Literacy

Online information literacy support can be found via the:

  • library website, catalogues and databases,
  • IOE LibGuides and
  • IOE LibAnswers.

IOE LibGuides are freely available interactive guides and IOE LibAnswers is a database of frequently asked questions and an enquiry service allowing users to ask questions via email, text, Twitter, phone and LibChat.

Tutors can get the best out of IOE LibGuides if they embed links to these library guides in their Moodle courses. Most courses in Moodle already incorporate links to IOE Library resources, digitised readings and open access resources in their reading lists.


Booking Support

On the linked pages below, staff can:

Information Literacy Internationally

Academics and librarians from around the world have developed a range of information literacy models, frameworks, standards, guidelines and curricula to outline the skills needed to be information literate.

The links below, provide more information about information literacy guidelines and frameworks: 

UNESCO (2005) Alexandria Proclamation: "Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations."

Digital Literacies

Digital capabilities has six important elements:

  • Information, data and media literacies.
  • Digital creation innovation and scholarship.
  • Digital identity and wellbeing. 
  • Communication, collaboration, and participation. 
  • Digital learning and self development.
  • ICT proficiency. 

Graphic demonstrating the six elements of digital capabilities.