Tag Archives: 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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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; […]


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Engaging research groups: rethinking information literacy for graduate students

(26 March 2013, IATUL News Alerts) Librarians have traditionally taught information literacy skills to science graduate students in separate courses dedicated to information-seeking, during assignment(s)-based library sessions for other courses, or through workshops. There is little mention in the professional literature of teaching graduate students within their research groups. This is certainly an alternative to […]


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It’s not about the “stuff”:Teaching information literacy in Vietnam

(26 March 2013, IATUL News Alerts) How would you teach information literacy to students with minimal print resources and no access to subscription databases? What if you had a whole semester to teach an eager class of college freshmen, but their only resources were what they could find for free on the internet? Go to […]


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Library conferences in Asia 2018 – 2017

Keep up to date with what’s happening in libraries in the region. If you have a conference to announce, please send its details to marketing@igroupnet.com. A searchable version of this list which includes conferences held in the past ten years is here. 2018 October 2018 APLAP 2018 New!  The Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia […]


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Credo survey suggests students lack basic information skills

Survey finds 37% of students do not feel adequately prepared to start research (4 March 2013, Boston, Oxford) A survey developed by librarians and sponsored by Credo found that many college students falsely perceive their level of information literacy. The data collected suggests that while students display an understanding of information skills, they are not […]


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Worldwide information literacy resources from UNESCO

A collection of Information Literacy (IL) Resources from around the world is available on UNESCO’s website in e-Pub and PDF formats. The publication titled “Overview of Information Literacy Resource Worldwide” is divided into 42 language lists and includes selected resources – from websites, books, journals and other kinds of publications – that were provided by […]


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ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program @ Hong Kong

Hosted by the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC), the Association of College & Research Library (ACRL)’s Information Literacy Immersion Program will be held 3-7 June 2013 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The Program provides instruction librarians with the opportunity to work intensively on all aspects of information literacy. The Teacher […]


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