Information literacy hasn’t always been a term that public libraries have used much, despite ‘doing’ many of the things associated with it, such as helping users with their search methods, helping them evaluate different information resources, helping with ICT skills, suggesting other resources (e.g. authors – more usually called reader development).
But Phase 3 of the successful Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP) is now developing a very enthusiastic and skilled group of information literacy champions in public libraries in Wales (alongside other tasks including accredited training units in information literacy).
You can read the excellent guest blog post about this aspect of the project on the Information Literacy website. Their blog post also has lots of useful links to further information.