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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Information Literacy Skills Competition

Students who scored high marks in the Information Literacy Skills Competition run by the Cape Town Campus Library walked away with educational prizes.

The competition was open to students who completed a Certificate in Information Literacy and saw 2 226 students in the Faculty of Business compete for the top prizes.

The Information Literacy course equips students with the skills to navigate and access information on the various online platforms available at the Library.

The contest consisted of three parts - a multiple choice question on BlackBoard, a search technique question on the Emerald database as well as a question on identifying the correct sources on Sabinet databases.

The top 20 students made it to the final round, with Muvhuso Ramagoma clinching first place.

Shameemah Samuels scooped second place, while three students Zuko Maliwa, Athayanda Makaluza, and Matshiliso Molefe took third place.

The lowest score in the final round was 74%.

The librarians who coordinated the competition, Zulaiga Davids, Patricia Mothopeng and Yunus Omar, says the competition highlighted the importance of in information literacy.

*Prizes were donated by the Emerald Group Publishing and Sabinet.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.