Information literacy

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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Beyond Access partner in Philippines receives Digital Literacy Award

(3 December 2015) The Urdaneta City Library has tacked on yet another award to its already impressive resume for addressing the community’s information needs through training. At the recent 2015 Digital Strategies for Development Summit, representatives from UCL, the Molave Foundation and Beyond Access were honored with the Intel/DigiBayani Award for Digital Literacy, which prioritizes reach of […]

December 6, 2015 - 8:40 am
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Spotlight on the digital

(7 October 2015) Jurn.org reports that JISC has commissioned a new September 2015 Spotlight Literature Review on scholarly discovery, which is available now in PDF. Short, but to-the-point… in most cases staff over-estimate the extent to which users use different library services, in some cases very greatly. […] overall they think, it seems mistakenly, that […]

October 7, 2015 - 4:36 pm
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Credo Survey: faculty teach information literacy in response to lack of student skills

(24 June 2015, Boston, Oxford) Credo has today shared the findings of two extensive surveys. The first surveyed 2,600 students on their thoughts and attitudes toward research, and the second questioned nearly 500 faculty members from American colleges and universities with regard to their students’ research skills, as well as information literacy instruction at their […]

June 25, 2015 - 7:46 am
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Call for Papers IATUL Workshop on Information Literacy, 23-24 November 2015 in Prague

(11 March 2015) IATUL is calling for contributions to the IATUL workshop on information literacy focusing on “Information literacy and beyond for E-Research Support”. The event will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 23– 24 November 2015. IATUL, the International Association of University Libraries, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship […]

March 11, 2015 - 2:33 pm
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Go Digi launches in Canberra

(6 March 2015) The Go Digi national digital literacy program, has launched in Canberra at the National Library of Australia. One in five Australians miss out on the benefits of being connected and participating in the digital world, Go Digi CEO, David Spriggs says. “The major barrier restricting people from getting online is confidence, which […]

March 11, 2015 - 2:24 pm
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SMIRK can be downloaded

(10 February 2015) SMIRK (the mobile version of the information skills training package SMILE) can now be downloaded from the repository Jorum. The author, Marion Kelt, says “SMIRK can be edited on a standard web editing package, we used Dreamweaver” and is happy to answer questions. The information literacy blogspot has the details.

February 11, 2015 - 10:08 pm
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Information Literacy Seminar 2015, Singapore

(5 December 2014)  The Li Ka Shing Library at the Singapore Management University is hosting this seminar on 29 January 2015 with the theme We are teaching but are they learning? The focus is on the effectiveness and impact of information literacy instruction. This Information Literacy Seminar will be facilitated and moderated by  Judith Peacock, […]

December 5, 2014 - 7:26 am
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Information literacy into curriculum workshop

(6 November 2014) The purpose of this four-day INASP workshop is to prepare participants to design an appropriate and relevant information literacy curriculum for their institution. By the end of the workshop, participants will have: considered information literacy concepts, standards and practices; explored the institutional context and their stakeholders; begun to develop an information literacy […]

November 12, 2014 - 4:04 pm
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