Information Literacy: The Future and the Past

Yougal Joshi

Information Scientist, Kumaun University, Nainital


Neelam Joshi

I.T. Department, DSB Campus, Nainital


This paper discusses the topic ‘Information Literacy: The Future and the Past’ which provide brief examples of areas where we believe information literacy efforts will expand in the future also briefly reflect upon what we have learned about information literacy.

The broad educational and library communities are increasingly recognizing the value of information literacy and are in the process of integrating information literacy skills instruction with the curriculum. What began as an expansion of traditional library skills instruction in K-12 and bibliographic instruction (BI) in higher education is now a major focus of education and an increasing interest of societies worldwide, with organizations like the partnership for 21st Century Skills and AOL Time Warner taking up the charge.