Cover image for
Media and information literacy in higher education : educating the educators / edited by Siri Ingvaldsen and Dianne Oberg.
Cambridge, MA ; Kidlington : Chandos Publishing is an Imprint of Elsevier, [2017]

xvi, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Chandos information professional series.
Includes index.
Other Authors:
Ingvaldsen, Siri, editor.

Oberg, Dianne, editor.
0081006306 paperback

9780081006306 paperback


Material Type
Call Number
Book ZA3075.M489

On Order



Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education: Educating the Educators is written for librarians and educators working in universities and university colleges, providing them with the information they need to teach media and information literacy to students at levels ranging from bachelor to doctoral studies. In order to do so, they need to be familiar with students' strengths and weaknesses regarding MIL.

This book investigates what university and college students need to know about searching for, and evaluating, information, and how teaching and learning can be planned and carried out to improve MIL skills. The discussions focus on the use of process-based inquiry approaches for developing media and information literacy competence, involving students in active learning and open-ended investigations and emphasizing their personal learning process. It embraces face-to-face teaching, and newer forms of online education.

Author Notes

Professor Emerita in teacher-librarianship from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Before coming to the University, Dianne worked as a classroom teacher and teacher-librarian in the public school system Dianne was the first editor of the international refereed journal, School Libraries Worldwide, and she is an active member of IFLA and IASL.

Head of Sogn og Fjordane County Library in Western Norway. Previously, she was the project manager of the Norwegian School Library Program 2009-13, and a lecturer in School Library Studies at the University of Agder, Norway.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 What Teacher Education Students Need to Learn about the Library as a Tool in Reading Education and the Promotion of Information Literacy
3 Library Didactics - The Characteristics of Library Based Teaching
4 What Library Students Need to Learn in order to Take a Leadership Role in Media and Information Literacy Teaching in Schools, Working as Teacher-Librarians in Collaboration with Teachers?
5 Teaching the Ethical Use of Information as a Literacy Skill: The Roles of Library Educators and Teacher Educators
6 Academic Libraries in the Promotion of Civic Literacy
7 Teaching Source Criticism to Students in Higher Education