Cataloging to Support Information Literacy: The IFLA Library Reference Model's User Tasks in the Context of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
30 Jun 2021
Cataloging practices, as exemplified by the five user tasks of the IFLA Library Reference Model, can support information literacy practices. The six frames of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education are used as lenses to examine the user tasks. Two themes emerge from this examination: context matters, and catalogers must tailor bibliographic descriptions to meet users’ expectations and information needs. Catalogers need to solicit feedback from various user communities to reform cataloging practices to remain current and viable. Such conversations will enrich the catalog and enhance (reclaim?) its position as a primary tool for research and learning.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
Cataloging；Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education； information literacy；IFLA Library Reference Model；LRM；user tasks；users