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Aharony, Noa; Bronstein, Jenny – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
Information literacy (IL) is a necessary skill crucial for effective functioning in today's knowledge society. This study seeks to explore Israeli librarians' perspectives toward major components of information literacy. Do librarians find there is a need to redefine the concept? Who do they think should teach it? How do they think Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes
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Bronstein, Jenny – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This study explores the perceptions that Israeli reference librarians have of their jobs and their academic environment. Fifteen academic reference librarians were interviewed over a period of four months and their answers were analyzed using the thematic analysis approach. The analysis resulted in five major themes: 1) elements in reference work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarians, Role, Librarian Attitudes