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Why Information Literacy needs a curriculum

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On 9th November 2005 participants in the High Level Colloquium on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning in Alexandria proclaimed that 


"information literacy and lifelong learning are the beacons of the Information Society, illuminating the courses to development, prosperity and freedom.


Information Literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning. It 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 of all nations.


Lifelong learning enables individuals, communities and nations to attain their goals and to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the evolving global environment for shared benefit. It assists them and their institutions to meet technological, economic and social challenges, to redress disadvantage and to advance the well being of all."


IFLA, 2005, http://archive.ifla.org/III/wsis/BeaconInfSoc.html (retrieved 07/12/2011)


This proclamation inspired and informed the creation of A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) by Dr Emma Coonan and Dr Jane Secker.  









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