Seminar on Information Literacy← Back
NASL organized a One day Seminar on “The Role of Information Literacy for Quality Education at School Level” on 11th February 2005. It was a result of the Sri Lankan Workshop on Information Skills for Learning (November 2004) organized by the National Institute of Library and Information Sciences (NILIS), University of Colombo, and the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) Action for Development through Library Program (ALP).
The objective of the seminar was to create awareness to stakeholders, viz. Headmasters/Principals, Teachers, Teacher-Librarians, Academicians, Students’ Guardians and other concerned persons about the role of information literacy; and to pressurize policymakers to include Information Literacy (IL) in school-level curriculum.
Three papers were presented in the seminar. The first paper was by Dr. Madhusudhan Karki, NASL Advisor, on the topic “Indispensability of IL at School Level Curriculum.” Similarly, the second and third were by Mr. Bharatraj Tripathi, representative of Department of Education on “School Library” and by Mrs. Sarada Siwakoti, NASL Chairperson on “Information Literacy: Its Role in Teaching and Learning Process.”
Participants in the seminar were very interested and impressed with the topic and contents of the program, and learned new concepts from it.