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I was away last week so I couldn't participate in the Information Literacy blog-post Journal Club on Thursday 25th August, but there was an interesting discussion, which of course is still open for you to read (and add to!) People were discussing:
Turner, J. and Schomberg, J. (2016) ‘Inclusivity, Gestalt principles, and plain language in document design’, In the Library with the Lead Pipe.
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McCabe, A. and Wickham, S. (2016). Health Information Literacy among Healthy Older Irish Adults. Journal of Nursing and Care, 5, 333. (open access)
"Methods: This study utilized a validated health literacy assessment tool to profile a sample of older adults in terms of health information access and...
ACRL periodically highlight an article relevant to the ACRL framework for information literacy. The latest Framework Spotlight on Scholarship highlights Exploring Creative Information Literacy Practices via Divergent Thinking by Joseph Hartnett which can be found free at
The introduction and link to the article can be found at
Through an article:
Bonifay, E. (2016, August 17). Hip Hop Lib Guide. Bringing Information Literacy to your Fingertips. Dallas weekly.
I learnt about the Hip Hop Information Literacy Libguide at
"The online resource seeks to reach students from around the world and succeeds in communicating and informing them in a...
There is a petition aimed at UNESCO to acknowledge and support a global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week. Although there IS a gloabl MIL week being organised by the part of UNESCO which supports MIL, it isn't an official global event (unlike e.g. World Book Day). Having this week supported by UNESCO will help raise the profile of MIL internationally.
The petition is at and the person who set it up is the Chair of the international committee of Global Alliance partnertships on Media and information Literacy (GAPMIL).
A number of guidelines and projects are either launched or officially endorsed at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, still currently running in Columbus, USA. So far, these include:
- IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices. "The guidelines are intended to alert the LIS profession to the importance of investing in the development and maintenance of the expertise of staff. It aims to advise individuals, associations, and institutions in their efforts to assure ongoing learning for a profession that will be well qualified to provide...
I presented in the Information Literacy session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, USA today. My powerpoint is embedded below, and I've also put all the links in my presentation, under that.

Information Literacy in Europe, MIL and Sustainable Development goals from Sheila Webber
Links from the presentation (in the order they are in the presentation (I did this rather quickly, apologies that it is roughly formatted)
•SCONUL 7 Pillars model
The IFLA Statement on Net Neutrality and Zero-Rating was launched at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, USA. They define network neutrality and zero-rating (I have copied some of this text, below) and identify the issues for libraries and librarians (which touch very much on issues of access on equality). The Statement can be downloaded at
"Network neutrality, or net neutrality, is the principle that all data or traffic on the Internet should be treated equally. Internet users’ freedom of choice should not be restricted or affected giving preferential treatment to certain content, services, applications, or devices."

"Zero-rating is the practice according to which data consumption of specific applications or services is not counted against users’ data allowance. ......
I'm attending a session on Wikipedia and Libraries at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, USA. It started with a presentation from Alex Stinson and Jake Orlowitz (Wikimedia Foundation/Wikipedia Library, United States). This presentation is at and so I won't give a detailed account of it, but here are some main points.
They indicated the scale of wikipedia in terms of editors, content and reach. They mentioned some apps including the...
The next talk I'll blog at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, USA is from Maura Marx (US IMLS) (shown in my photo) talked about increasing focus on equality issues and more library activism. She thought it was important to "claim our activism", to counter the dull stereotype, and raise awareness of how librarians are actually engaged nowadays. Marx took the IFLA trend items and focused on a few of them, stressing more activist aspects.
Looking at trend one ("New Technologies will both expand and...