Information literacy

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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UNESCO releases Media and Information Literacy Policy and Strategy Guidelines

(4 March 2014)   Recognizing that to achieve media and information literacy for all will require national policies, UNESCO has published Media and Informational Literacy Policy and Strategy Guidelines. This comprehensive MIL Policy and Strategy Guidelines resource is the first of its kind to treat MIL as a composite concept, unifying information literacy and media literacy. […]

March 7, 2014 - 8:29 am
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Acquiring research skills via Canberra University Library

If you’re contemplating producing  tutorials to help students be better researchers, lend an ear to the online tutorials from the Canberra University Library. They cover avoiding plagiarism, referencing, finding journal articles and more. The tutorials are clear and precise and range from 5 to 15 minutes. Listen to them on the Canberra University Library website.

February 11, 2014 - 3:10 pm
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LILAC blossoms in Sheffield

(8 February 2014) LILAC, the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference has posted its programme on the conference website.  The meeting takes place at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 23-25 April 2014. The programme is here.                  

February 10, 2014 - 7:50 am
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Library Impact Data Project: looking for the link between library usage and student attainment

CR&L November 2013, 74 (6) carries an article by Graham Stone and Bryony Ramsden examining the relationship between use of the library and the academic achievement of students. This is a Jisc funded project. Read the abstract and link to the full text here.

December 17, 2013 - 12:18 pm
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Mapping Resources to Competences – report

(12 December 2013)    In order to assess and benchmark the effectiveness of its own digital presence, its members’ digital literacies and to propose changes to professional development where appropriate, SCONUL has been working as a participating professional association in the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme, which runs from July 2011 to December 2013. During this […]

December 13, 2013 - 1:57 pm
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UNESCO encourages Member States to implement IFLA policies on Information Literacy and Print Disabled People

(9 December 2013)   The IFLA Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Recommendations and the Libraries Serving People with Print Disabilities (LPD) Manifesto were passed at the 37th UNESCO General Conference held in Paris (5-20 November 2013). Member States will now be asked to endorse both on a national level and are encouraged to apply the policies […]

December 10, 2013 - 7:35 pm
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ProQuest Research Companion simplifies research and builds information literacy

ProQuest Research Companion is a new, intuitive, and self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction occurring in today’s libraries, classrooms, and online learning environments. It provides a new foundation and companion to “one-shot” sessions, allowing librarians and educators to focus on teaching the more complex research and writing principles. More here.

November 14, 2013 - 7:55 am
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Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation responds to paid advocacy editing and sockpuppetry

(21 October 2013) Sue Gardner in a press release says “Editors on the English Wikipedia are currently investigating allegations of suspicious edits and sockpuppetry (i.e. using online identities for purposes of deception). At this point, as reported, it looks like a number of user accounts — perhaps as many as several hundred — may have […]

October 24, 2013 - 4:19 pm
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