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Information & Knowledge Profession
Abundance of Information
Distinguishing between reliable & non-reliable sources of information
“Enabling people to become better informed (learning, becoming more knowledgeable) is, or should be, the central concern of information studies.”(Buckland, 2012, p.5)
Evaluation of Systems & Services
“… it is important to recommit to the principal of supporting intellectual freedom …” (Knox 271)
Adressing Digtal Divide
User Experience Design
Intellectual Property Rights
Computer Literacy Skills
World Wide Web
Social Media Literacy
Information Seeking Behaviors
“… many users still experience difficulties in accessing information on the internet due to lack of knowledge of regarding retrieval procedures” (Jain and Saraf, 2018, 51).
Kuhlthau’s (2008) studies have found that there’s “...a sharp increase in uncertainty and decrease in confidence after a search had been initiated. A person “in the dip” commonly experienced uncertainty, confusion, and even some anxiety until a focus or personal perspective had been formed.”(p.70).
Information Search & Retrival
Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science
Holt (2010) states that “... one of our most disrespectful professional behaviors occurs when “we waste the time of the user.” [because] the most precious commodity they have is their time” (p.66).
Library as a Place
Place for Community
Bastion of Democracy
Place for Study/Research