Information literacy

Credo further enables researchers with “real-time reference” through new partnership with ProCon.org

(10 October 2017, Boston, MA)  Credo Reference – the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions – is introducing a “Real-time Reference” category within search results to help students easily identify reliable sources on current issues of importance. In addition to enabling researchers to find timely and accurate reference content relating to […]

October 11, 2017 - 4:20 pm
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The ‘F’ word…overheard along the concourse

By Rajendra Munoo (Head of Learning Services & Research Librarian) and Yuyun Wirawati Ishak (Head of Information Services), SMU Libraries (14 September 2017) Have you been duped by #FakeNews and #AlternativeFacts recently? If you are relying on social media for your daily diet of news, information and gossip, then you should, by now, be flabbergasted […]

September 14, 2017 - 9:22 am
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Digital Literacies Learning Designer being hired by Macquarie University

(20 May 2017) The Digital Literacies Learning Designer (Library) coordinates the design and development of the Library’s digital literacies programs and services, and provides leadership and advice in selecting, implementing, and assessing pedagogically sound approaches and tools. Reporting to the Manager, Learning Skills, the role works collaboratively with the Library’s Information Literacy, Learning Skills, and […]

May 29, 2017 - 4:10 pm
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Scholars win Public Policy Research Fund for critical news literacy research

(4 May 2017) The Public Policy Research Fund of the Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong Baptist University has  awarded a grant of HK$492,982 to four HKBU scholars for their project entitled “Investigating Hong Kong Students’ Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media”. The cross-disciplinary research team comprises Dr Kelly Ku and Dr Lisa […]

May 25, 2017 - 9:52 am
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Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]

May 17, 2017 - 2:21 pm
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Introducing La Trobe’s Digital Literacies Framework

(21 April 2017) La Trobe’s new Digital Literacies Framework outlines the capabilities and understandings that staff and students need to live, learn and work in a digitally connected world. Developing digital literacies to engage with our digital future is about progressing from literacy to fluency in the critical and scholarly use of information and data; […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:22 pm
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Deakin University hiring Manager Digital Literacy Programs

(12 April 2017) The Manager, Digital Literacy Programs provides leadership and vision for the design, development and implementation of the University Library’s instruction programs and initiatives. The position supports all components of the Library’s digital literacy deliverables, in the cloud and through engaging located learning experiences on campuses and with the Universities’ partner enterprises. The […]

April 12, 2017 - 5:00 pm
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ACRL Global Perspectives on Information Literacy

(13 March 2017, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) announces the publication of a new white paper, Global Perspectives on Information Literacy: Fostering a Dialogue for International Understanding. The paper includes chapters written by information literacy experts from around the world, including Africa, Canada, Europe, Oceania, […]

April 4, 2017 - 1:55 pm
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The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

(5 January 2017) Thirty or 40 years ago, a student writing a research paper on the topic of acid rain might have needed to decide whether an article from a scientific journal like Nature was a more appropriate source than an article from a popular magazine like Time. Today’s students, however, must know how to […]

January 6, 2017 - 4:02 pm
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ProQuest releases results of its 2016 information literacy survey

(5 January 2017, Mountain View, CA) Though 83% of librarians agree that information literacy affects college graduation rates and 97% believe that this skill set contributes to success in the workforce, 44% think that their library does not support information literacy instruction as much as it should. A recent ProQuest survey of over 200 librarians […]

January 6, 2017 - 3:54 pm
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Look at libraries over league tables when choosing a school

(16 November 2016)  Why should parents or pupils be concerned whether or not school libraries close? Surely they are just mausoleums to the paper-bound past? Rooms that are of little use to today’s internet-connected student population, who have access to a world of books and information through their digital devices? Quite simply, school libraries, and […]

November 21, 2016 - 10:58 am
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Curtin Sarawak librarians conduct Information Literacy Skills workshops for secondary school students

(10 November 2016, Miri)  Training workshops on information literacy skills were conducted over two weeks for 34 secondary school students in Miri by staff of the references services section of The Library at Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) recently. The students were from SMK Riam Taman Tunku, SMK Lopeng and SM Sains Miri, and […]

November 10, 2016 - 9:23 pm
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NTU hiring Librarian/Senior Librarian, Instructional Services Division

(5 August 2016) Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Librarian or Senior Librarian in its Instructional Services Division. The successful candidate will contribute to the Library’s information literacy programme through developing online learning experiences and designing, teaching, and assessing information/digital literacy in both face-to-face and online environments. The successful candidate […]

August 5, 2016 - 3:37 pm
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UGC-funded Information Literacy Project

Enhancing information literacy in Hong Kong higher education through the development and implementation of shared interactive multimedia courseware (26 February 2016) This UGC funded project aims to enhance information literacy among students in UGC-funded institutions by developing and implementing a shared interactive multimedia courseware, so as to foster their capacity to use information to learn, and […]

February 27, 2016 - 4:52 pm
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Project on Information Literacy Policies and Standards at IATUL member libraries

(26 January 2016) The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) promotes collaboration and sharing of best practices among IATUL members in the area of information literacy. In accordance with IATUL’s organizational profile the main focus of the special interest group is on methods and practices specific to an academic environment. The aim […]

January 28, 2016 - 8:19 am
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