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Round Table on User Education

Strategic Plan  2001 - 2002

Mission

The primary purpose of the User Education Roundtable is to foster international cooperation and to promote information literacy in all types of libraries.

Goals

1. To focus on all aspects of information literacy, including user education, library instruction, bibliographic instruction, etc.

(Professional priorities: (c) Promoting literacy and reading; (h) Developing library professionals; (i) Promoting standards, guidelines and best practice)

Actions

1.1 Organize an open session and a workshop during the Glasgow Annual IFLA Conference.

(Some indication of the topic this will cover would be helpful)

transform the RT into an IFLA section.

2. To promote the role of information literacy in different sectors of society (students, parents, educators, decision makers, education administrators, etc).

(Professional priorities: (c) Promoting literacy and reading; (h) Developing library professionals)

Actions

2.1 Promote the attendance to the Berlin RT Program by teachers from Germany.

3. To monitor the development of library user education in libraries worldwide.

(Professional priorities: (c) Promoting literacy and reading; (h) Developing library professionals)

4. To promote membership to the RT among user education librarians.

(Professional priorities: (h) Developing library professionals)

Actions

    1. Prepare a new leaflet to promote the Round Table.

 

5. To create a link with librarians from developing countries to promote information literacy and the adoption of best practices in this field.

(Professional priorities: (h) Developing library professionals; (i) Promoting standards, guidelines and best practice)

6. To promote and monitor the development of education and training for librarians in information literacy.

(Professional priorities: (h) Developing library professionals; (i) Promoting standards, guidelines and best practice)

Actions

6.1 To translate the standards on user education into German.

6.2 To set up a committee to work a first draft of international guidelines on information literacy.

7. To focus on all types of user education including information literacy, learning styles, the use of computers, networked resources, and media in the development of instructional materials.

(Professional priorities: (c) Promoting literacy and reading; (h) Developing library professionals)

 

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