Metaliteracy in Practice [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator and Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Metaliteracy is a reframing of information literacy that “emphasizes the metacognitive dimension of learning and the active roles we play as producers of original and repurposed information” (p. xvi). Editors Trudi Jacobson (Head of the Information Literacy Department, University Libraries, University at Albany SUNY) and Thomas Mackey (Vice-Provost for Academic Programs, SUNY Empire State College) coined the term in a 2011 article and further explored it in their 2014 book Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners. Metaliteracy has recently gained recognition in the field of information literacy, primarily through its influence on the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. A foreword by Allison Head (from Project Information Literacy) and a preface by the editors situate this book at the intersection of metaliteracy, the Framework, and teaching practice, briefly explaining the theoretical terrain in which the practical applications described in the case studies exist.

Additional Information

Technical Services Quarterly, 34(2), 228-230
Language: English
Date: 2017
metaliteracy, information literacy, book review, case studies

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