Information Literacy Is Dead… Long Live Information Literacy

  • Paul G. Zurkowski
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 397)


This is the keynote remarks of Zurkowski, plenary speaker of European Conference on Information Literacy held 22-25 October, 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim is to make an overall evaluation on evolution of the concept “information literacy” since it is first coined by Zurkowski himself almost four decades ago.


Information literacy lifelong learning critical thinking direct democracy information industry 


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    Information Industry Association: Information Sources: The Annual Directory of the Information Industry Association. IIA, Washington, D.C. (1992)Google Scholar
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    The Association of Independent Information Professionals,

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul G. Zurkowski
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  1. 1.Formerly Information Industry AssociationWashington D.C.USA

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