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The latest issue of the Journal of academic librarianship (volume 41 no. 4; this is a priced publication) includes
- “It's in the Syllabus”: Identifying Information Literacy and Data Information Literacy Opportunities Using a Grounded Theory Approach by Clarence Maybee, Jake Carlson, Maribeth Slebodnik, Bert Chapman
- Beyond Embedded: Creating an Online-Learning Community Integrating Information Literacy and Composition Courses by Mary Beth Burgoyne, Kim Chuppa-Cornell
- Creation and Use of Intellectual Works in the Academic Environment: Students' Knowledge About Copyright and Copyleft by Enrique Muriel-Torrado, Juan-Carlos Fernández-Molina
- Student, Librarian, and...
28/07/2015
The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) is offering up to £20,000 per year to fund practitioners (who are ILG members) through an annual bursary scheme. Bids of up to a £10,000 maximum are invited. Half the funding would be presented at the beginning of a project and the other half upon successful completion of measurable objectives. The principal investigator should be a practitioner ILG member, but the guidelines also suggest including an "experienced research" in the team (if the PI her/hiself is not already an experienced researcher.
Research should be (by implication) into information literacy and proposals are particularly welcomed which:
- demonstrate collaboration between sectors
- have tangible,...
24/07/2015
The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) is offering up to £20,000 per year to fund practitioners (who are ILG members) through an annual bursary scheme. Bids of up to a £10,000 maximum are invited. Half the funding would be presented at the beginning of a project and the other half upon successful completion of measurable objectives. The principal investigator should be a practitioner ILG member, but the guidelines also suggest including an "experienced research" in the team (if the PI her/hiself is not already an experienced researcher.
Research should be (by implication) into information literacy and proposals are particularly welcomed which:
- demonstrate collaboration between sectors
- have tangible,...
24/07/2015
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations are organising an e-forum on Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies 7-18 September 2015. "This online event has the objective of providing a forum for institutions and individuals to discuss how libraries and information centers can promote the adoption of access to information as part of the post-2015 agenda, in particular United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The...
22/07/2015
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations are organising an e-forum on Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies 7-18 September 2015. "This online event has the objective of providing a forum for institutions and individuals to discuss how libraries and information centers can promote the adoption of access to information as part of the post-2015 agenda, in particular United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The...
22/07/2015
I'd like to draw your attention to a post by my colleague Dr Briony Birdi, who is in fact not just a library user, but someone who researches and teaches public library issues. The title is The future of public libraries: some thoughts from a library user, and it is based on a presentation she gave recently: http://information-studies.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-future-of-public-libraries-some.html
21/07/2015
A final report about the i3 conference held 23-26 June 2015 at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. I will say a few words about the plenary discussion sessions, and finish with some links.
One of the nice features of the i3 conference is plenary discussion programmed into the conference. As usual, session chairs were asked to identify important research themes from their sessions, and there was a plenary session earlier in the conference where (in groups) we identified some of the important themes and questions that had emerged so far. The final plenary session brought this previous work together and bringing together key themes, goals and...
21/07/2015
The Guidelines on Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning by by Jesús Lau (compiled for the Information Literacy Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) have now been translated into Italian. The publication was already available in English, German, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Korean, Malay and Romanian. All versions available from: http://www.ifla.org/publications/guidelines-on-information-literacy-for-lifelong-learning?og=81
20/07/2015
UNESCO would like young people between the age of 14 and 25 to fill a series of questionnaires on media and information literacy. It is aimed at people who are not talking the MIL MOOC offered by Athabasca University. "Your participation is crucial and will help to inform UNESCO’s design and expansion of its media and information literacy programme globally". The three questionnaires are meant to be taken on three successive days.
Day 1: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Youth_Questionnaire_DAY1_media_information_literacy
Day 2:...
17/07/2015
A Spanish-language article from Felicidad Campal ("It's information, stupid": moulded after the saying "It's the economy, stupid") talks about different kinds of literacies (digital literacy, information literacy etc.) and identifies the need for learners to be able to engage critically with the web. It was just published on the internet project site, SCOPEO.
Campal, F. (2015). Es la información estúpido. Boletín SCOPEO, (104). http://scopeo.usal.es/es-la-informacion-estupido/
Photo by Sheila Webber: pink rose, July 2015
16/07/2015