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New skills bring new opportunities

A case study on information literacy at the University of Zimbabwe.

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Information literacy is, in a sense, learning to learn. It has been seen as a vehicle for the empowerment of individuals. In 2004, the University of Zimbabwe embarked on an information literacy programme with the aim of empowering students to transform information and create knowledge to solve problems. One of the key aspects was the inclusion of information literacy in the curriculum at the University of Zimbabwe. This report examines the successes and challenges of implementing an information literacy course.