January 18, 2022

New Reference E-Pub From UNESCO: Overview of Worldwide Information Literacy Resources

From a UNESCO Announcement:

A collection of Information Literacy (IL) Resources from around the world is now available on UNESCO’s website in e-Pub and PDF formats. The publication titled “Overview of Information Literacy Resource Worldwide” is divided into 42 language lists and includes selected resources – from websites, books, journals and other kinds of publications – that were provided by contributors from different countries and institutions and compiled by Dr. Forest Woody Horton Jr.


By listing resources in several widely spoken languages, the e-Pub enables professionals, researchers and individuals from various backgrounds and nationalities to access relevant information in their native languages.


The author’s objective is that school teachers and school librarians, at the appropriate primary and secondary grade levels, team together to prepare lesson plans and tutorials to introduce information literacy training into the classroom, by using the extensive native language resources.

In addition, it is also expected that Library and Information Science faculty at higher education institutions, independent practicing IL consultants, and private sector training companies will collaborate closely to design, organize workshops to train native language IL trainers.


Besides the 42 lists, the publication also includes the contributors’ considerations on their language specificities, an introduction on the IL concept and the translation of Information Literacy term into 46 languages.

Direct to Full Text: “Overview of Information Literacy Resource Worldwide”
Available in Two Formats
PDF (223 Pages) ||| ePub

See Also: Understanding Information Literacy: A Primer (via UNESCO; 2008)
Another full text resource also by Dr. Forest Woody Horton Jr. An ePub version is also available.

Hat Tip & Thanks: Information Literacy Weblog

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.