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Bowler, Leanne and Nesset, Valerie (2012) Information Literacy. In: The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century. The Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 45 - 63. ISBN 978-0-8108-8594-3

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Book description from publisher: Has the information behavior of children and youth changed significantly over the last two decades? The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century attempts to answer this question from a variety of viewpoints. Thirteen researchers from educational psychology, computer science, education, and information studies have contributed to eleven chapters on models of information behavior, the cognitive development of youth, information literacy, everyday information behavior, cyber-bullying, gaming in virtual environments, learning labs, social networks, intellectual disabilities, and current and future systems. Whether they are referred to as digital natives, the Google-generation, or generation M, today’s youth are active consumers and avid producers of digital information. Smart phones are the new generation’s communication tools, social networks are their interaction venues, and virtual environments are their new playgrounds. This new digital communication era has prompted researchers from a variety of disciplines to contribute to this book on the information behavior of children and teens. One of the many conclusions that may be drawn from the chapters in the book is that information behavior is a multifaceted phenomenon, evolving alongside the rapid developments in information and communication technologies. The new generation tends to multitask, managing many activities simultaneously, such as scanning for and skimming information, texting brief messages, and posting audio and visual information on social media. While children and teens are tech savvy, they lack certain information and media literacy skills essential in today’s digital environment. For researchers, the authors pose questions for further investigation in the hope that innovative services will be offered and novel systems will be developed to help the new generation. For teachers and information professionals, the authors provide a broad background to assist them with a more in-depth and thorough understanding and appreciation of children’s and teens’ information behavior. Table of Contents: Introduction Andrew Large and Jamshid Beheshti Chapter 1: Concepts, Propositions, Models and Theories in Information Behavior Research Charles Cole Chapter 2: Cognitive Development and Information Behavior James P. Byrnes & Matthew L. Bernacki Chapter 3: Information Literacy Leanne Bowler & Valerie Nesset Chapter 4: Everyday Life Information Behavior of Young People June Abbas & Denise E. Agosto Chapter 5: Digital Age Libraries and Youth: Learning Labs, Literacy Leaders, Radical Resources Eliza T. Dresang Chapter 6: Youth and Online Social Networking: What Do We Know So Far? Denise E. agosto& June Abbas Chapter 7: Gaming and Virtual Environments Giovanni Vincenti Chapter 8: Everyday Life Information in Support of Enhanced Quality of Life for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Dana Hanson-Baldauf Chapter 9: Defining the Line on Cyber-bullying:How youth encounter and distribute demeaning information Shaheen Shariff Chapter 10: Systems Jamshid Beheshti & Andrew Large Chapter 11: The Future Jamshid Beheshti & Andrew Large


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
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Bowler, Leannelbowler@pitt.eduLBOWLER
Nesset, Valerie
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Edition: 1st
Publisher: The Scarecrow Press
Place of Publication: Lanham, Maryland
Page Range: 45 - 63
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, literacy, information, behavior, information, seeking, digital, youth
ISBN: 978-0-8108-8594-3
Title of Book: The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century
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Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 20:24
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:03


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