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Information Literacy Landscapes by Annemaree Lloyd

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Concluding comments

Information literacy is a powerful concept with pedagogic, economic and social implications. However, with a few notable exceptions in the education field (Bruce, 1996; Lupton, 2008) this recognition has not translated into attempts to theorize information literacy as an overarching information practice that has the power to explain the interplay between information, people and context. Instead a more applied approach that is centralized around the operationalization of library and computer skills has been the focus.

Wiegand (1999) has previously noted that librarians (and I include information literacy researchers) tend to be trapped within the discursive formation of their profession, a profession that is largely atheoretical ...

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