May 16, 2022

New Online: Second Edition of “Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide” (Free Publication)

The full text of the second edition of the report (128 pages; PDF) published by UNESCO is now available direct from the author, Forest Woody Horton, Jr.

It includes materials in English as well as compilations of web-based info literacy resources in many languages.

Here’s how the first edition is described:

This collection of Information Literacy (IL) Resources from around the world 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.

In order to provide an inclusive and multilingual approach, this publication brings together contributions from IL experts from all over the world. By listing resources in several widely spoken languages, it 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.

The reports actual homepage
(not updated with link to second ed. as of October 8, 2014) should eventually also offer an ePub version of the report.

Direct to Full Text: Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide (Second Edition)

Hat Tip/Thanks: IFLA’s Info Literacy Section

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.