Novedades (RSS blogs)

The call for poster and paper proposalss for the 2015 iFutures conference (to be held at Sheffield University, UK, on 7 July 2015) closes on June 5 2015. The conference is run by, and for, PhD researchers in the information science field (so it is run by PhD students in my department ;-) The theme of the 2015 conference is Open Information Science: exploring new landscapes. "Openness is a key part of Information Science research, from using open source tools and big open data sets to open standards advocacy, creating open accessible environments in institutions, and opening information science to radical perspectives and exploring diverse communities. The conference will give delegates the chance to talk about...
27/05/2015
Cinthya Ippoliti and Rachel Gammons are producing a book to be published by ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited (publication date 2016)on designing information literacy programming for an academic library. They are seeking case studies which "serve to highlight the challenges and opportunities of information literacy programming in today’s complex academic environment" and specifically ones focusing on challenges and opportunities created by "spaces". The studies can be from any type of academic library, and they are particular interested in the first year experience. They say "Please note that case-studies do not necessarily have to have a 'happy ending.' We want to hear about your challenges and the...
27/05/2015
Cinthya Ippoliti and Rachel Gammons are producing a book to be published by ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited (publication date 2016)on designing information literacy programming for an academic library. They are seeking case studies which "serve to highlight the challenges and opportunities of information literacy programming in today’s complex academic environment" and specifically ones focusing on challenges and opportunities created by "spaces". The studies can be from any type of academic library, and they are particular interested in the first year experience. They say "Please note that case-studies do not necessarily have to have a 'happy ending.' We want to hear about your challenges and the...
27/05/2015
Ray Land's keynote from the #LILAC2015 conference, 'There could be trouble ahead’. Threshold Concepts, Troublesome Knowledge and Information Literacy – a current debate can be viewed as a recording at https://campus.recap.ncl.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=fb2c8875-f382-4242-9e95-c4b5138fdc37
Photo by Sheila Webber: the heath, Blackheath, May 2015
26/05/2015
A scheme organised by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, in the UK) selects students to be student champions, aiming "to improve the routine use of evidence-based information by future doctors, pharmacists, nursing and other healthcare professionals. ... These students receive bespoke training and support to enable them to disseminate information about NICE Evidence Search to their fellow undergraduates in structured hands-on learning sessions." The scheme launched in 2011. Another good example of making students active in information literacy! https://...
23/05/2015
Recordings of webinars recently organised by the ACRL Instruction Section Management and Leadership Committee are now available:
Char Booth: Cultivating Campus Collaboration http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p3asujae6d4/ ("For librarians who work in information literacy program development, creating and sustaining meaningful ties with a diverse range of campus stakeholders is an essential and complex task. This webinar will involve participants in a discussion about cultivating effective institutional collaborations, from identifying and engaging potential partners to curriculum mapping strategies to assessing (and sometimes ending)...
22/05/2015
Recordings of webinars recently organised by the ACRL Instruction Section Management and Leadership Committee are now available:
Char Booth: Cultivating Campus Collaboration http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p3asujae6d4/ ("For librarians who work in information literacy program development, creating and sustaining meaningful ties with a diverse range of campus stakeholders is an essential and complex task. This webinar will involve participants in a discussion about cultivating effective institutional collaborations, from identifying and engaging potential partners to curriculum mapping strategies to assessing (and sometimes ending)...
22/05/2015
In my previous post I mentioned that Emily Wheeler was presenting at the LIRG AGM on 1st July. Embedded below is her presentation on the same topic given at the LILAC conference in April. Emily also blogged about LILAC at https://exlibrislinguist.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/teaching-or-training-my-lilac-presentation/ and
https://exlibrislinguist.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/another-lilac-blog-post-workshop-on-hunting-assumptions/


Teaching or Training? Academic librarians’ conceptions of their IL teaching
22/05/2015
The Library Information Research Group Member’s Day & AGM is taking place on 1 July, 3pm-6.30pm, in Liverpool, UK. It includes talks from LIRG prize winner (and one of my current PhD students) Jess Elmore on An exploration of the information literacy experiences of home educating families and Emily Wheeler (who was a Masters student here last year) on Teaching or training? Academic librarians’ conceptions of their IL activities. There is also a talk from Miggie Pickton on Developing a research culture in the workplace: top down and bottom up approaches
This event is free to CILIP and/or LIRG members, £21 to non-members. It says there is a limit of 15 participants, which seemes...
21/05/2015
The Library Information Research Group Member’s Day & AGM is taking place on 1 July, 3pm-6.30pm, in Liverpool, UK. It includes talks from LIRG prize winner (and one of my current PhD students) Jess Elmore on An exploration of the information literacy experiences of home educating families and Emily Wheeler (who was a Masters student here last year) on Teaching or training? Academic librarians’ conceptions of their IL activities. There is also a talk from Miggie Pickton on Developing a research culture in the workplace: top down and bottom up approaches
This event is free to CILIP and/or LIRG members, £21 to non-members. It says there is a limit of 15 participants, which seemes...
21/05/2015