Transferring Information Literacy Practices

Authors: Leung, B.T.H., Xie, J., Geng, L., Pun, P.N.I.

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  • A convenient and practical tool to access information and use it to solve real-world problems
  • A reference tool for researchers looking for information and wishing to create new knowledge in an effective way
  • Provides valuable tips for students of library and information studies, particularly for the problem-based learning on the information behavior and literacy
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This book focuses on information literacy for the younger generation of learners and library readers. It is divided into four sections: 1. Information Literacy for Life; 2. Searching Strategies, Disciplines and Special Topics; 3. Information Literacy Tools for Evaluating and Utilizing Resources; 4. Assessment of Learning Outcomes. Written by librarians with wide experience in research and services, and a strong academic background in disciplines such as the humanities, social sciences, information technology, and library science, this valuable reference resource combines both theory and practice. In today's ever-changing era of information, it offers students of library and information studies insights into information literacy as well as learning tips they can use for life.

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Billy Tak Hoi Leung is a senior reference librarian, working at the University of Macau Library. He has edited or co-edited several books on library science, e.g. East Meets West: An Illustrated Catalogue of Some Rare Books in Western Languages in the University of Macau Library (2016), Chinese Rare Ancient Books Reprinted Series: Selections from the University of Macau Library (2015), An Illustrated Catalogue of Some Special Rare Books in University of Macau Library (2006), and Concise Chinese Ancient Books for Cataloging and Bibliology (2004), etc. 
Jingzhen Xie is a reference librarian at the University of Macau Library. Her primary research areas are information and culture, knowledge organization, and scholarly communication. She co-edited the book East Meets West: An Illustrated Catalogue of Some Rare Books in Western Languages in the University of Macau Library (2016).
Linlin Geng holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Malaysia. Geng started her library career in 2006 and joined the University of Macau in 2015 to provide library I.T. support and liaison services. Her areas of interest are database training, library instruction, literature searching, IoT and smart libraries, big data in libraries, business intelligence in libraries, and next-generation library systems. She currently works at the University of Macau Library.
Priscilla Nga Ian Pun has extensive experience working in university libraries. Her areas of expertise include cataloging and metadata, collection development, resource sharing and management, information literacy, research trends and citation analysis. She was a chapter author of the book China Library Yearbook (editions of 2014-2017) and co-edited East Meets West: An Illustrated Catalogue of Some Rare Books in Western Languages in the University of Macau Library (2016), An Illustrated Catalogue of Some Special Rare Books in University of Macau Library (2006), and Concise Chinese Ancient Books for Cataloging and Bibliology (2004). She currently works at the University of Macau Library.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7743-3
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7742-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transferring Information Literacy Practices
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
Distribution Rights
No distribution right for the Mainland of China
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7743-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7743-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7742-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 212
Number of Illustrations
99 b/w illustrations, 269 illustrations in colour
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