Alternatives to Being Information Literate

Abstract
In contrast to the relative abundance of conceptualisations of information literacy, the earlier research has placed considerably less attention on its alternatives. The findings show that there are shades of being less and non-literate beyond a mere lack of necessary skills or engagement in inappropriate practices. Information illiteracy can be experienced as a problem but it can also represent a conscious choice for delimiting and organising information practices. From a theoretical and practical perspective, this study suggests that both information literacies and information illiteracies should be taken into account in information literacy research and education, and when developing and deploying information systems and services to compensate for the lack of literacies.
Year of Publication
2018
Conference Name
Information Literacy in the Workplace
Publisher
Springer
Conference Location
Cham
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74334-9_82
Refereed Designation
Refereed
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