Friday, 30th May 2008
This year’s Library and Information (LIS) in Birmingham show put a spotlight on user empowerment, with vendors introducing features and functions that engage users and enhance access. In his report from the show, Adrian Janes also describes how information literacy has become a critical issue for information professionals.
Information professionals need to take on similar roles, while also promoting information literacy. In the Bedfordshire example, some rooms are designated as ‘caves’ where librarians involve themselves with students’ projects in a practical way, demonstrating databases and advising how to assess the types of information found in searches.
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