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Pursuing Information Literacy by Emmett Lombard

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Government

UNESCO specifies the need for information access to all citizens. The implication follows that governments must enable citizens to become information literate. Government sets the tone for society, especially information literacy. Its influence on media was discussed in the previous chapter, but it also impacts education, business, health care, etc. In addition to its role as an information literacy facilitator, government also has direct information seeking and providing relationships with citizens.

These relationships develop regardless of government type (e.g. democratic, communist, monarchy). Cases can be made that one is better disposed to information literacy than others. However, most governments that profess to be one type ...

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