Cristina PÂRVU, Christiane BENKÖ , Riana BUCŞĂ
Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Biblioteca Centrală “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Central Library
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2 / 2013
Motto: “The library is no longer defined simply as a location. It has become a concept ”.
(J. Feather, 2008)
Developing skills for information literacy through media libraries – educating the users
We live in a world governed by information, but we need the means to evaluate and choose the right information, means provided by literacy, seen as the ability to read, write and think, also, the ability to understand all forms of communication, like non-verbal communication or video and audio communication. The role of libraries is to develop skills for users in order to give them the right instruments for achieving their academic goals; an important role in communicating to users are the media libraries, that imply a large range of supports for information: text, sound, image; also, in a media library, information can be transformed and transmitted through various channels: audio recordings, video stripes, e-mails etc. The nature of all human research resides in the ability to acquire information, to select, combine it in order of creating new worlds, new spaces, broadcasting one’s own reality, but in direct or virtual connection to other users.
Keywords: information literacy, developing skills, library role, media libraries
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