Tag Archives: 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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Public Library Program WLIC 2018

(22 June 2018) IFLA’s Public Libraries Section has partnered with a number of other professional units to bring you a rich program in Kuala Lumpur this August. Pop these in your diary! Sunday 26 August/ Session 094/ 9.30-11.30 What is Universal Design for Libraries? Library Services to People with Special Needs: Public Libraries and Library Services […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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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