The present study focused on information literacy education through a unique research lens, i.e. the Delphi process in developing countries. The primary aim of the study is to formulate an information literacy framework for higher education.
In total 13 experts from the field, including academicians and practitioners, were invited to build consensus on the components of an information literacy curriculum for library and information sciences or management postgraduate students.
The Delphi process was completed in three reasonable rounds to build consensus on eight information literacy course units, including computer, research, critical, information, domain-specific knowledge and copyright literacies in line with learning and communication skills. The panelists considered computer, research and critical literacies as the most significant components of an information literacy curriculum for postgraduates.
The proposed framework of information literacy curriculum may have considerable implications for educators, practitioners and researchers.
The study is unique as it focuses on developing a contextual and comprehensive information literacy education framework for information professionals.
The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance and participation of experts who took part in the Delphi process and provided us with their valuable insights.
Batool, S.H., Rehman, A.u. and Sulehri, I. (2022), "The current situation of information literacy education and curriculum design in Pakistan: a discovery using Delphi method", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 40 No. 6, pp. 1705-1720. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-02-2021-0056
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