An overview of information literacy studies in Turkey

S.Serap Kurbanoglu
2004 The international information & library review  
Although there exists a large body of literature related to information literacy; those reporting on research conducted in Turkey are few and far between. In this article, a chronological overview of these studies is presented. The total impact of information literacy studies conducted in Turkey has been less than satisfactory. The direct applications of information literacy have been limited mostly to private schools and universities with adequate funding, personnel, and technical
more » ... hnical infrastructure. The importance of the issue is far from ignored and several well meaning attemps are made to make information literacy a cornerstone of Turkish education. However, the realization of these efforts will require time and patience when the conditions of school and public libraries in the country are taken into account. It seems likely that university libraries are the best candidates to develop and maintain information literacy programs in the country.
doi:10.1016/j.iilr.2003.07.001 fatcat:b7tetgkdzzh7xperxf2l223riq