Information Literacy Education and the Educational Needs of Teaching Librarians: The Czech Republic in Comparison with the Other Visegrad Four Countries

  • Pavla KovářováEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


The goal is to describe information literacy education in Czech libraries and explore the educational needs of teaching librarians. Educational content was described according to the Media and Information Literacy Competency Matrix. Questionnaire results were compared with the other countries of the Visegrad Four. The majority of Czech teaching librarians (62.9%) have their own conception of the topic and continue to use the same, mostly traditional methods (lecture, discussions, individual exercises). The topics most often addressed cover MIL Component 1 (Access), while topics under MIL Component 3 (Creation) occur least frequently. The results of all countries were fairly similar, although some significant differences were also found.


Educational needs analysis Libraries Media and Information Literacy Organization of lessons Research 



The research was financed by the International Visegrad Fund (IVF) VF03/2015Stg.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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