MLA worked with the IMILIS team during the latter part of 2012 as the country coordinator for the Maldives for this project. The following is an extract from the IMILIS website with a link to the report.
The results of the report has important and significant implications for the role of libraries in the current academic setting. There evidently is a need to restructure and re-evaluate how the libraries function.
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY SURVEY (IMILS)
There is also a Google Group http://groups.google.com/group/iils
The report PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY SURVEY (IMILS) OF THE HABITS AND PRACTICES OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHEN UNDERTAKING RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTSIs now available in IMILS.PDF and E-PUB format
“Welcome to this website, which is devoted to covering key current events and background information relating to the International Information Literacy Survey (IILS) project. This IILS initiative is a Survey of the Information and Media Literacy Behaviors of University Students in Selected Central Asian Countries, and is still, at the moment, in the very preliminary stage of being planned, organized and structured. Countries in the central Asian region are welcome to participate, and I hereby invite institutions of higher learning to review the survey Draft Guidelines currently posted hereon, and then to contact me for the purpose of discussing joining the IILS survey. We are especially interested in inviting a volunteer institution to take the lead in planning and coordinating a survey for their home country, working with those central Asian countries already committed to undertaking a survey, as well as other institutions in their own country, in a collaborative and collegial mode to exchange ideas, strategies, approaches, survey instruments, and so forth.
Dr. Jagtar Singh, Chair, IILS Steering Committee
President, Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS)
Professor and Head,
Department of Library and Information Science,
Punjabi University, Patiala
Pin – 147 002 (India)