Policymaking for information literacy is still relatively underdeveloped with a limited number of documents being exclusively devoted to the subject. Some give insufficient attention to non-educational issues such as the workplace, health issues and skills development. Reviewing the work of some key commentators, the paper identifies the issues involved in developing national information literacy policies and suggests how they could be addressed at different levels of resource.


Information literacy information literacy policies national information literacy policies lifelong learning information society informal learning 


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  • John Crawford
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  1. 1.GlasgowScotland, UK

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