Status : Verified
Personal Name Laluces, Kian Xavier U.
Resource Title Exploring digital literacy in selected private secondary schools in Metro Manila
Date Issued June 2016
Abstract The school library traditionally finds itself at the forefront of the promotion of information literacy, and has also indoctrinated the practice of lifelong learning. However, there is a perceived lack of information literacy instruction from school libraries in the local setting. As such, this study serves as an analysis of the effectiveness of library interventions in the present context of the digital age.

Six private secondary schools chose to participate in the study (St. Paul University Quezon City - High School, Kostka School, St. Joseph Catholic School, Aquinas School, School of the Holy Spirit Quezon City, and Starland International). A total of 32 participants took part in the study.

A simulated information search activity following a pre-test/post-test format was the research tool utilized by the study. The students' inherent behavior and the subsequent changes in their behavior after encountering the experimental infographic served as the data to be observed and analyzed.

The study found marked improvements in the students' information seeking behavior that were directly attributable to the prescribed information tool, specifically in the areas of concept identification and search strategy implementation. Based on the results of the experiment, the study was able to conclude that school libraries should be staging interactions towards promoting information literacy through digital literacy instruction.
Degree Course Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Language English
Keyword Electronic information resource literacy; High school libraries; Information literacy; Information services; Metro Manila; Quezon City; Use studies
Material Type Thesis/Dissertation
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