Information literacy

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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Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide 2nd edition available

(15 October 2014) Horton, F. W. (2014) Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide. 2nd ed. UNESCO. This lists some key resources in a huge number of world languages. http://infolit.org/unescos-overview-of-information-literacy-resources-worldwide-2nd-ed-2014-2015/ Information Literacy Weblog has the news.

October 17, 2014 - 7:26 am
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LILAC call for papers

(3 October 2014) There is a call for papers for the LILAC (Information Literacy) conference, that will be held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 8-10 April 2015. Proposals must be submitted by 5pm UK time on 12 November 2014. This year’s conference themes are: IL and employability; Delivering IL through new technologies; IL for the under-18s; Research […]

October 3, 2014 - 4:49 pm
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Information literacy strategy workshop

(2 September 2014)  The purpose of this 3 day workshop from INASP  is to enable participants to develop a strategic approach to developing an IL programme within their institutions. By the end of the workshop, participants will have: learned how to undertake a strategic planning process, and know the activities related to the strategic planning cycle; […]

September 4, 2014 - 7:48 am
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ACRL releases revised Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

(18 June 2014)  The Information Literacy weblog reports that there is a revised draft of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Feedback is sought (via a surveymonkey form) on the revised draft. The weblog has more.

June 20, 2014 - 9:06 am
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ACRL releases second part of draft framework for information literacy for higher education

(4 April 2014)  ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force has released the second part of their initial draft of the association’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, adopted by ACRL in 2000, have become an essential document related to the emergence of […]

April 8, 2014 - 9:03 am
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Information literacy workshop in Cambodia

On 22-23 March 2014, The Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association (CLDA) conducted the first-ever workshop in Cambodia on information literacy for academic library staff. The trainers were Mr. Greg Bem, a student intern of the iSchool at University of Washington, and Ms. Kolap Mao, Library Director of Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Read about it here.

April 4, 2014 - 9:46 am
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What does it Mean to be Literate in the Age of Google?

(29 March 2014)  The Information Literacy Weblog reports that Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, gave a talk at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on5  March 2014. The title of the presentation was, Mindtools: What does it Mean to be Literate in the […]

March 31, 2014 - 7:15 am
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