S. L. Faisal

Librarian, Blogger, Dreamer…

Making students information literate in Kendriya Vidyalayas

DSC09402

The role of Librarians as Teachers in information literacy is not a well explored area in India. The new Library Policy of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) has made it compulsory to Librarians in KVs to conduct classes on basic information literacy concepts. He/She has to teach the students the basic IL concepts (on Library, Internet, Media, etc) through a number of pre-planned technical sessions/activities/programmes (see the IL Curriculum Chart) which will make them expert users of information available in any format and become lifelong learners.

The US Presidential Committee on Information Literacy defined information literacy as a set of skills, which require an individual to:

“recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information”. (Ref)

The Library at KV Pattom has started the IL sessions on 16 October 2012.

One comment on “Making students information literate in Kendriya Vidyalayas

  1. SURENDER SNGH
    September 7, 2013

    i like you sir .I think that you are the best librarian in the world.Please show me path.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on October 19, 2012 by in Random notes.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 8 other followers

Archives

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: