Kindergarteners building a library of their own Using apps to make digital stories and work towards lifelong learning in information literacy

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Hilde Terese Drivenes Moore Irene Trysnes


This study investigates how children can develop information literacy (IL) skills even before they learn how to read and write. In the project we used a combination of participatory observation and action research-inspired trialling of digital tools. Kindergarteners were given iPads and access to the app Book Creator to create their own digital stories. The electronic books were gathered and made available to the other children in the class, making a custom local digital library for the kindergarten. This article suggests a new way of considering IL as an emergent literacy, or even perhaps emergent information literacy.

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MOORE, Hilde Terese Drivenes; TRYSNES, Irene. Kindergarteners building a library of their own. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 3, p. 4-19, dec. 2021. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 aug. 2022. doi:
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