The Role of Public Libraries in Information Literacy in Turkey: A Study of a Provincial Public Library


2nd European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20 - 23 October 2014, vol.492, pp.642-651 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 492
  • City: Dubrovnik
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.642-651
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Information is an important milestone in individuals' lives during their lifelong learning processes. In an information society and a digitalized world, information gives meaning to the individual's presence and enables the individuals' personal and professional development. However, in a digitalized world where information increases and changes quickly, reaching the most accurate information and using it effectively has become a necessity. Choosing the most reliable information, using and assessing it are functional processes. This function is carried out in an effective way by acquiring information literacy skills. An individual's mastering of information and communication technologies facilitates that individual's mastering in information and managing the information. Public libraries play an important role in having lifelong learning skills, acquiring information literacy and developing it. Lifelong learning centers, public libraries, play an important role in acquisition and development of lifelong learning skills which is information literacy. In this article, lifelong learning, the information literacy concept, the relationship between public libraries and these two concepts, and the role of the public library in information literacy will be discussed