Information literacy: Toward a cultural model

Patricia Montiel-Overall

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Information literacy has become a powerful concept for library and information science professionals. However, information literacy must take into account culture to meet the challenges of a global society. This paper argues that a new framework is needed to move the discussion of information literacy from a conceptual understanding to a model that identifies the influence of culture on how individuals think about and make meaning from information, and how they comprehend and use information. Pedagogy for a cultural model of information literacy grounded in constructivist learning theory is proposed for the LIS profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-68
Number of pages26
JournalCanadian Journal of Information and Library Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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