Inter-sectoral approach to information literacy in Uganda

  • Sarah Kaddu Doctoral candidate, EASLIS, Makerere University, Uganda


The paper presents the background to Information Literacy, defines what Information Literacy (IL) is, and discusses its importance to individuals, Business and Citizenship. It further discusses the inter-sectoral approach to IL right from the informal sector to the formal sectors of Higher Education and challenges faced in the process of becoming information literate. Conclusions are drawn highlighting the basic types of literacy that Uganda needs in the 21st Century. Additionally, recommendations of what should be done in order to make Ugandan citizens information literate in order to reap the benefits of an information literate society are presented.

University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal Vol. 7(2) 2005: 61-83

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