• Kirstina Kjærsgård Olesen
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
Information literacy, IL, is a heterogeneous concept, with many different interpretations, understandings and priorities, both in the general debate and in different levels of the educational environment. IL has become more important to the general population, due to the digital media development, where the World Wide Web has altered the availability of information. Various digital platforms provides access to an indefinable large amount of information, of different characters and qualities, which leads to different demands on the end-users’ IL; Skills in searching, finding, extracting, reviewing, evaluating and communicating information. Delimited to education relevant and integrated information skills, this master study has its focus on the development of the students’ IL as part of the general study method through different information standards, as the ACRL’s, Big 6 Skills, ISP model etc. In order to understand the concept definition and development of IL in a higher educational environment, a specific institution within the Danish University
College is selected for a case study. University College Nordjylland Health is a university college containing 5 health educations, including Professional Bachelor Degree in Radiography, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and of Nursing. Through the case study and herein lying methods as interviews, observations as well as the institution’s different materials, the teacher’s and librarian’s focus on educating and developing students’ IL is depicted.
The case study shows, how the teachers and academic librarians cooperate on developing
students’ IL on the different health education located at the institution. A different understanding and interpretation of the IL concept among the employees is found to have influence on their work and prioritizing amongst the different information skills as integrated in a broad understanding of IL. There are different amounts of IL instructions in the five different health educations, which are related to the different academic traditions and the integration of evidencebased practice. Cooperation between teachers and the librarians is seen as the most important element in developing students’ IL. The library’s instructions must be integrated into each educations curriculum, so the student should be able to see a link between their project work and the usefulness of different information skills. The cooperation is organized through different frameworks for each education, but an institution-wide IL approach and definition is not to be found, caused by the different issues seen in the cooperation and the organizational restructuring in the past decade. Therefore this study illustrates strategy development and learning models’ possible
involvement in IL instructions at University College Nordjylland Health educations.
Udgivelsesdato5 jan. 2015


  • Informationskompetence, studiemetode, University College Nordjylland, bibliotek