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International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Albright, Kendra S. / Bothma, Theo J.D.

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Volume 53, Issue 3


Information Literacy: A Plug-and-Play Approach

Susie Andretta / Andrew Cutting
Published Online: 2007-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LIBR.2003.202

This paper reflects on issues raised by the development of an information literacy module for first-year undergraduate students at the University of North London. Information literacy is defined as an essential attribute of the independent learner, consisting of ICT skills as well as more complex information handling competences. The discussion focuses on how the module aims to develop generic, transferable IL skills and to foster a transition to a more independent learning mode. The module is customised to address the needs of a variety of disciplines through the implementation of a ‘plug-and-play’ structure and a range of delivery strategies to support students with diverse IL skills at the point of entry.

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Susie Andretta is Senior Lecturer in Information Management, Department of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, 62-66 Highbury Grove, London N5 2AD, UK. E-mail:

Andrew Cutting is Senior Lecturer in Humanities Information Technology, Department of Humanities, Arts and Languages, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8HN, UK. E-mail:

Received: 2003-01-21

Accepted: 2003-05-21

Published Online: 2007-12-04

Published in Print: 2003-09-01

Citation Information: Libri, Volume 53, Issue 3, Pages 202–209, ISSN (Print) 0024-2667, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LIBR.2003.202.

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