Sokoine University of Agriculture

Information Literacy Delivery in Tanzanian Universities: An Examination of its Effectiveness

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dc.contributor.author Lwehabura, M. J. F.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-09T13:44:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-09T13:44:55Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2008
dc.description Afr. 1. Lib, Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol. 18, No.2 (2008) 157 - 168 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the findings regarding information literacy (lL) delivery) in four Tanzanian universities in terms of IL content and delivery methods and their effectiveness. Based on a questionnaire survey of librarians and undergraduate students, the study found that the main IL teaching methods used include lectures, web pages and seminars, while content covered in IL sessions include information search skills, use of library facilities, information evaluation, and use of information sources. However, it is concluded that because of a number of factors, including lack of clear lL policy, inadequate time, the teaching of IL as stand-alone programme on voluntary basis, and non involvement of teaching staff, the current IL delivery approach is not effective for imparting adequate IL skills. A new IL delivery approach that addresses the identified weaknesses is therefore recommended. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Library and Information Science en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Journal of Library and Information Science;2
dc.subject Information literacy, teaching methods, evaluation, universities, Tanzania en_US
dc.title Information Literacy Delivery in Tanzanian Universities: An Examination of its Effectiveness en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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