Dimensions of Information Literacy and the Expectations from Librarians in Diverse Environments in Nigeria

R.O. Attama, Kingsley Nwadiuto Igwe

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This paper articulated various dimensions of information literacy (IL) as well as the expectations from librarians in Nigeria. It examined the emergence of IL and its conceptualisation, and also discussed various dimensions of IL from academic, agricultural, business, media, political and legal perspectives. Expectations from librarians in this multi-literacy era for the delivery of IL education and programmes were also x-rayed; with deficiencies in the IL skills of librarians identified. The paper concluded that librarians should arise to the task of IL delivery to users, and therefore recommended, among others, that practising librarians should articulate and make case for IL programmes in their institutions, there should be continuous professional development programmes on IL for librarians and the integration of IL in the curriculum of library and information science schools in Nigeria.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v5i2.7608

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