Embedding digital and research-literacy support program into postgraduate studies curriculum

Bernard Besseah (College Library, Berekum College of Education, Berekum, Ghana)
Daisy Achiro (Gulu University, Gulu, Uganda)
Joseph Mhando (Library, College of Business Education, Mbeya-Tanzani, Tanzania)
Sadiat Adetoro Salau (Library, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 7 November 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This viewpoint paper aims to propose a digital and research literacy support program for postgraduate schools in sub-Saharan Africa institutions.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviewed literature on postgraduate students’ skills and postgraduate information literacy programs and proposed one for postgraduate schools in sub-Saharan Africa institutions.

Findings

Information literacy programs are not implemented at the postgraduate level in sub-Saharan Africa possibly because of lack of contents for these programs.

Research limitations/implications

The course is only a proposed course that can be embedded into the postgraduate curriculum in sub-Saharan African universities. The effectiveness of the course has not been evaluated in this study.

Originality/value

The proposed information literacy program focused on digital and research literacy, which is still relatively new in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Citation

Besseah, B., Achiro, D., Mhando, J. and Salau, S. (2017), "Embedding digital and research-literacy support program into postgraduate studies curriculum", Library Review, Vol. 66 No. 8/9, pp. 586-594. https://doi.org/10.1108/LR-02-2017-0012

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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