Apr 2014 | 250pp
CILIP members price: £43.95
This new book presents a comprehensive structure for information literacy theory that will help your students grasp an understanding of the critical thinking and reflection required to engage in technology spaces as savvy producers, collaborators, and sharers.
Today’s learners communicate, create, and share information using a range of information technologies such as social media, blogs, microblogs, wikis, mobile devices and apps, virtual worlds, and MOOCs.
In their new book, respected information literacy experts Mackey and Jacobson present a comprehensive structure for information literacy theory that builds on decades of practice while recognizing the knowledge required for an expansive and interactive information environment. The concept of metaliteracy expands the scope of traditional information skills (determine, access, locate, understand, produce, and use information) to include the collaborative production and sharing of information in participatory digital environments (collaborate, produce, and share) prevalent in today’s world.
Combining theory and case studies, the authors: show why media literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, and a host of other specific literacies are critical for informed citizens in the 21st century; offer a framework for engaging in today’s information environments as active, self-reflective, and critical contributors to these collaborative spaces; and connect metaliteracy to such topics as metadata, the semantic web, metacognition, open education, distance learning, and digital storytelling.
Readership: Any librarian involved in teaching information literacy, LIS students, academics and researchers.
Foreword - Sheila A. Webber
1. Developing a metaliteracy framework to promote metacognitive learning
2. Metaliteracy in the open age of social media
3. Developing the metaliterate learner by integrating competencies and expanding learning objectives
4. Global trends in emerging literacies
5. Survey of the field: from theoretical frameworks to praxis
6. The evolution of a dedicated information literacy course toward metaliteracy
7. Exploring digital storytelling from a metaliteracy perspective
"This book is a very welcome and timely contribution to the field through which the authors considered a well-argued path for the future development of “literacies”. This book has caused me to stop and reflect upon the changing nature of information literacies in general, and has really emphasised to me the need for a theory that is not languishing in the social and socio-technical scene of the early 2000’s."
- Christopher Walker, Journal of Information Literacy
"This book is for anyone interested in how social media, mobile technologies and open and online environments can enhance their teaching and learning practice...This book gives ample background to an important redefinition of information literacy."
- Australian Library Journal
"This book is of great value to any librarian seeking to find ways to integrate literacy into a classroom. It will also be useful to any instructional designer wanting to integrate the ever-growing number of literacies into the development sessions offered to faculty."
"Overall, the book is a welcome contribution. It succeeds in presenting a sound and needed alternative to what the authors term ‘skill based literacy’"
- Information Research
“... a concise, informative, and well-written volume ... The book’s seven chapters are divided into two categories: theory and practice ... The book also includes a well-placed appendix, an exhaustive index, and a companion website (http://metaliteracy.org)”
- Serials Reviewâ€‹