Information literacy

Information literacy in the ASEAN region and beyond

(3 August 2018) Registration is open for the IFLA Information Literacy Section WLIC Satellite Meeting: Information Literacy in the ASEAN Region and Beyond which takes place at the Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 23 August 2018. It is free, but pre-registration is required and places are limited to 50. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Chair […]

August 5, 2018 - 4:49 pm
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$1 million donation will support new Learning Commons at McGill University’s Faculty of Education

Chan Kwok Wai Foundation shares McGill’s mission to create 21st century digital literacy environment (12 July 2018) Thanks to a $1 million donation from the Hong Kong-based Chan Kwok Wai Foundation, the Faculty of Education will undergo a major renovation of its former library space to create a new Learning Commons. As literacy, technology and […]

July 14, 2018 - 5:03 pm
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Lingnan University hiring Assistant Librarian I (Information Services and User Education)

(25 June 2018) The appointee will lead the Information Services and User Education team in the Library. He or she is required to (a) oversee and coordinate all information literacy programs including orientation, workshops, and all other reference services; (b) formulate and implement research support services particularly for postgraduate students; (c) conduct staff and student […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:36 pm
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NTU hiring Librarian / Senior Librarian (Education & Learning)

(25 June 2018) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,  invites applications for the position of Librarian or Senior Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and delivering effective and engaging in-class instructional programmes and e-learning initiatives on information media literacy and subject resources. He/she will also be involved in coordinating services that utilize learning technology […]

June 26, 2018 - 12:12 pm
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Global MIL Week is coming! How can you get involved?

(30 May 2018) Global Media and Information Week 2018 will take place from 24 to 31 October 2018, and provides an opportunity to discuss – and celebrate – the importance of skills as both a response to the challenges of a digital world, and an opportunity for people of all ages. IFLA is playing an […]

May 30, 2018 - 6:57 pm
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The growing need for digital literacy

(22 February 2018) It’s no secret that the bulk of research is now being done online, both in and outside of the classroom. Whether you’re a student, instructor or researcher, there’s no faster or easier way to get the information you want than to head to the web. But just because the internet has improved […]

February 23, 2018 - 9:26 am
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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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