Information Literacy of Library Science Students at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo
Keywords:information literacy, library science students, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo
This paper analyses information literacy competencies of students at the Department of Comparative Literature and Library Science, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo that offers bachelor's degree and master's degree in library science. Survey on information literacy competencies of library science students at the Department was realized by the online questionnaire for self-assessment that was developed on the basis of Permutation Model Components with the purpose to obtain insight in student’s perception of their information literacy competencies, to detect to what degree students improve their information literacy competencies and confidence during studies and what possible difficulties they face in this process. This is particularly important considering that there is no separate information literacy course adopted in Departments curricula but the information literacy related content is offered and taught in different courses. Analysis expectedly reveals that in general students feel confident in their information literacy competencies, that their information literacy competencies progressively improve during their studies, but also that students consider that the introduction of a stand-alone information literacy course would greatly contribute to the simpler and faster improvement of their information literacy competencies.
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