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The Second European Media and Information Literacy Forum takes place in Riga, Latvia, 27-29 June 2016. They are livestreaming the plenary sessions (including the Opening and Closing Session)via http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/multimedia/webcast You can find the programme at the web address below. The times are in Latvian time, which is 2 hours ahead of UK time, 7 hours ahead of US Eastern time. I am Chairing the opening session and co-chairing another plenary, and am speaking at the plenary that takes place on...
25/06/2016
Thanks to Megan Blauvelt Heuer who shared (on ili-l) a Washington Post story:
Dewey, C. (2016, ). 6 in 10 of you will share this link without reading it, a new, depressing study says. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/06/16/six-in-10-of-you-will-share-this-link-without-reading-it-according-to-a-new-and-depressing-study/#
I felt...
23/06/2016
Thanks to Alejandro Uribe-Tirado for alerting me to the fact that the linked Google-map of Information literacy in university libraries in South America and the rest of the world (it is particularly strong in identifying Hispanic websites) is up to date (with 600 links) and can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=21.724722%2C-49.87793&spn=30.906208%2C92.548828&hl=es&oe=UTF8&msa=0&source=embed&ie=UTF8&mid=...
23/06/2016
Thanks to Alejandro Uribe-Tirado for alerting me to the fact that the linked Google-map of Information literacy in university libraries in South America and the rest of the world (it is particularly strong in identifying Hispanic websites) is up to date (with 600 links) and can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=21.724722%2C-49.87793&spn=30.906208%2C92.548828&hl=es&oe=UTF8&msa=0&source=embed&ie=UTF8&mid=...
23/06/2016
There is an Advanced Searching Techniques Workshop on 25-26 July 2016 at Cardiff University, Wales. "This interactive workshop will provide a step-by-step guide for constructing an advance search strategy for a systematic review with a focus on the health/medical literature". Cost is £400 (Reduced fee of £350 may be available for Cardiff University and NISCHR portfolio attendees) Go to http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/training/courses/systematic-reviews/searching-techniques/ for more information.
23/06/2016
There is an Advanced Searching Techniques Workshop on 25-26 July 2016 at Cardiff University, Wales. "This interactive workshop will provide a step-by-step guide for constructing an advance search strategy for a systematic review with a focus on the health/medical literature". Cost is £400 (Reduced fee of £350 may be available for Cardiff University and NISCHR portfolio attendees) Go to http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/training/courses/systematic-reviews/searching-techniques/ for more information.
23/06/2016
The latest issue of open access journal Information Research (volume 21 no. 2, 2016) is available and includes:
- Andrew Demasson, Helen Partridge and Christine Bruce: Information literacy and the serious leisure participant: variation in the experience of using information to learn
- Katherine Howard, Helen Partridge, Hilary Hughes and Gillian Oliver: Passion trumps pay: a study of the future skills requirements of information professionals in galleries, libraries, archives and museums in Australia
- Maja Krtalić, Hana Marčetić and Milijana Mičunović: Personal digital information archiving among students of social...
21/06/2016
New book this month: Secker, J. and Morrison, C. (2016). Copyright and E-learning: A guide for practitioners. 2nd edition. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781783300600. Price: £49.95. CILIP members price: £39.96.
It says "Through its practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning, this book will help equip professionals with the tools, skills and understanding they need to work confidently and effectively in the virtual learning environment with the knowledge that they are doing so legally." More information at...
19/06/2016
The UK's CILIP Information Literacy Group provides funds of up to £10,000 for high quality research through an annual bursary scheme. The IL Group seeks "proposals that have the potential for high impact beyond HE and librarianship.... The bursary might be used, for example, to pay for staff to be released to work on a research project by funding appropriate cover for unpaid leave (2-3 months). Half the funding would be presented at the beginning of a project and the other half upon successful completion of measurable objectives. Different modes of research may attract different levels of funding; for example, a literature review may attract a lower tier of...
16/06/2016
There is a free Teach meet in Chelmsford (at Anglia Ruskin University), UK, on the afternoon of 9 July 2016. It is organised by ARLG Eastern and CILIP East. "Please join us for an afternoon of knowledge sharing. Everyone is welcome to speak for as little or long as they like. Why not use your time to run a game? Or spark a discussion? We will have enough room for break out groups for informal learning on sofas and for more academic style lecture learning, how you use the space is up to you..."
More information at http://www.cilip.org.uk/east-england/events/...
15/06/2016