The learning continuum: economical best practices for implementing and achieving a community’s information literacy goals

Shiva Darbandi, Carolyn Waite, Rose Medlock


Information literacy is a driving force in the field of librarianship, however, the often underestimated complexity of the concept, the primary focus on academic libraries, the intricacies involved with transliteracies, and the obstacles associated with technology make it difficult to establish a strategy for meeting a community’s information literacy needs. Budget cuts have especially impacted public library programming, pushing information literacy goals further out of reach. Faced with this adversity, Lancashire Library Service partnered with Credo to enhance their current information literacy plan, which yielded immediate results and provides a blueprint that public libraries may follow to achieve similar goals.


Lancashire Library Service; Credo Reference; Literati; vendor; collaboration; partnership

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