• An examination into the ways that academic libraries can use social media to support information literacy teaching

    Author(s):
    Amy Rippon (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Library and information science, Library science
    Item Type:
    Dissertation
    Institution:
    City, University of London
    Tag(s):
    #CityLis
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TT30
    Abstract:
    This research provides an evaluation into the relevance of social media tools as a means of supporting the provision of information literacy in academic libraries. It uses the information literacy framework A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) developed by Secker and Coonan in 2011 as the basis for examination and draws upon examples and studies from academic research, higher education institutions, and social media platforms. Social media is prevalent within many areas of modern life, particularly amongst younger generations. Therefore, it is important to consider whether it can be an active element to the development of information literacy skills. Typically academic libraries have used social media for marketing purposes rather than to provide study support or as information resources in their own right. This research seeks to highlight that social media platforms can be a valuable tool in developing information literacy skills in university level students. The conclusions drawn from the research provide clear recommendations for academic libraries to utilise social media to further their delivery of information literacy.
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