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By Adrian Janes


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This year’s Library and Information (LIS) in Birmingham show put a spotlight on user empowerment, with vendors introducing features and functions that engage users and enhance access. In his report from the show, Adrian Janes also describes how information literacy has become a critical issue for information professionals.


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This year’s Library and Information (LIS) in Birmingham show put a spotlight on user empowerment, with vendors introducing features and functions that engage users and enhance access. In his report from the show, Adrian Janes also describes how information literacy has become a critical issue for information professionals.

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Information professionals need to take on similar roles, while also promoting information literacy. In the Bedfordshire example, some rooms are designated as ‘caves’ where librarians involve themselves with students’ projects in a practical way, demonstrating databases and advising how to assess the types of information found in searches.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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