Digital Literacy Unpacked. Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker, eds. London: Facet Publishing, 2018. 240p. $87.99 (ISBN: 978-1-78330-197-3).

Melissa Anderson


Although information literacy is not new as a focus for learning theory and instructional design in higher education, it has seen renewed interest in recent years with the adoption of the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Accordingly, a number of books and articles have lately been published proposing innovative approaches to the teaching of information literacy, as well as books exploring the value and meaning of information literacy both inside and outside the academy in the twenty-first century. Along with the fresh inquiry into information literacy has come excavation of “other” literacies that, depending on context, exist alongside or within information literacy, such as visual literacy, media literacy, and digital literacy. These works have helped to shed significant light on the work being done in information literacy and beyond. Digital Literacy Unpacked, edited by Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker, is such a work; it presents a multifaceted view of digital literacy today that enhances our understanding of the value and potential of digital literacy in higher education and in the culture at large.

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