Community Information Literacy Project

Lead Organisation National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Type of Project Activity Development project with ICT4D component
Project URL http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=23864&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Brief Description The programme targets primary school students and community residents within the vicinity of the Library and aims to empower the local community through access to information and knowledge, while improving Information Literacy skills. Persons of all ages and backgrounds will be taught how to recognize information needs and will be given the opportunity to locate, evaluate and apply information effectively. The project which has three components seeks to combine basic information technology skills with behavioural and social activities. -Basic Information Literacy Skills -‘Lap Sit’ and Storytelling -Establishment of Information Literacy Clubs The Basic Information Literacy training will target upper primary school students and adults and includes: Use of the Personal Computer, Computer Applications, Use of the Internet and Search engines, E-mail, Web Browsing, Information Needs, and Information Retrieval etc. The ‘Lap Sit’ programme is an early introduction to books for babies 0-2 years and mothers/caregivers. It aims to strengthen the bond between babies and parents through nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and picture books in a fun-filled environment. Here parents are encouraged to take their children to the library and interact with them in this pre-prepared environment. The ‘Lap Sit’ programme is also complemented by storytelling sessions for children between ages 3-11. The Objectives of the “Story Time” are to encourage and improve reading, grammar, speaking and literacy skills.
Contact name Denyse Gonzales
Contact email DGonzales@nalis.gov.tt>
Contact Phone/Fax Telephone: (868) 623-6962; Fax: (868) 625-6096
Regular Postal Address National Library and Information System Authority
Affiliated Organisations
Funding Agencies UNESCO
Target Beneficiaries Students, general public of Trinidad and Tobago
Start Date 2-01-2007
End Date 3-02-2007
Project Budget NA
Current Status ongoing
Countr(ies) Involved Trinidad & Tobago
Sector Education
Description of ICT Components The component on Basic Information Literacy training will involve: Use of the Personal Computer, Computer Applications, Use of the Internet and Search engines, E-mail, Web Browsing, Information Needs, and Information Retrieval etc.
Millennium Development Goals 2. Education
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