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Information Literacy Policies and Standards at IATUL Member Libraries

Monday, 11 January 2016 12:38:11 p.m.

The IATUL Special Interest Group Information Literacy is pleased to announce the publication of their report on Information Literacy Policies and Standards at IATUL Member Libraries.

The report provides a summary of the survey conducted between July 2013 and February 2014 and includes the results on national information literacy standards and frameworks in 13 countries and institutional guidelines, frameworks and policies of 100 academic libraries.

Report and data are available at https://mediatum.ub.tum.de/node?id=1286822

Registration is open for the IATUL workshop on “Information literacy and beyond for E-Research Support”, 23– 25 November 2015, in Prague

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 4:23:07 p.m.

The workshop will bring together information professionals and researchers from Central and Eastern Europe to discuss current issues and developments in the field of e-research services in libraries, centered on information literacy support.

The programme of the first day includes keynote addresses and two sessions with presentations on e-research support services and investigations into librarian skills in e-research support. On the second day, there will be a session about information literacy services for researchers and a group discussions on a range of topics associated with new trends and developments in e-research support.

Presenters come from several countries around the world and will share their findings and future plans.

On the third day, all interested delegates have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of Prague and enjoy the highlights of both the old and modern city.

IATUL (International Association of University Libraries), provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in universities throughout the world. The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy was founded in 2012 to promote collaboration and share best practice among IATUL members interested in Information Literacy.

The event will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 23– 25 November 2015. Please go to http://iatul-workshop2015.civ.cvut.cz/ for further information and registration.

 

 

Deadline extended - IATUL workshop on “Information literacy and beyond for E-Research Support”

Monday, 13 April 2015 12:26:29 p.m.

The deadline has been extended for the call for papers for the IATUL workshop on “Information literacy and beyond for E-Research Support”

Abstracts should now be submitted by 27 April 2015.

 The workshop takes place 23.-24. November 2015 at the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Conference themes are

·         Competencies and skills for e-research support

·         Librarians’ skills: Advanced training for research support librarians

·         Approaches and methods for e-research-support

·         Support networks

·         Promoting and evaluating library services for researchers

 

You can find more information on the conference website: http://iatul-workshop2015.civ.cvut.cz/index.html

Call for Papers IATUL Workshop on Information Literacy, 23-24 November 2015 in Prague

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 9:56:11 a.m.

We are looking forward to your contribution to the IATUL workshop on information literacy focusing onInformation literacy and beyond for E-Research Support”. The event will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 23– 24 November 2015.

IATUL (http://www.iatul.org/), the International Association of University Libraries, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in universities throughout the world. The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (http://www.iatul.org/groups/informationliteracyspecialinterestgrouplinks.asp) was founded in 2012 to promote collaboration and share best practice among IATUL members interested in Information Literacy.

The workshop will bring together information professionals and researchers from Central and Eastern Europe to discuss current issues and developments in the field of e-research services in Libraries, centered on information literacy support.

 The conference themes are:

·         Competencies and skills for e-research support

·         Librarians’ skills: Advanced training for research support librarians

·         Approaches and methods for e-research-support

·         Support networks

·         Promoting and evaluating library services for researchers

 

The deadline for abstracts is 30 March 2015. Further information can be found at http://iatul-workshop2015.civ.cvut.cz/

LILAC 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:16:40 p.m.

Registration is now open for LILAC 2015

 
LILAC 2015 is being held at Newcastle University, 8-10 April 2015.

LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events.

http://www.lilacconference.com/WP/register/

 

"Anyone can cook”: Online Seminar with discussion about the IL movement

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:12:01 p.m.

InformAll is organising an online seminar to discuss the implications of the book 'Radical Information Literacy'

Tuesday 17 February 2015: 16:30 - 18:00 (GMT)
 
The book argues that the development of both the theory and practice of information literacy has been damaged by its institutionalisation in academic libraries, resulting in a neglect of more critical and relational approaches that seek to promote a redistribution of authority over information practice, rather than confirm existing authorities.
 
You can find more information about the book and the event here:
http://www.researchinfonet.org/infolit/ridls/informall-webinars/

ACRL SEEKS FEEDBACK ON THIRD DRAFT OF PROPOSED FRAMEWORK FOR INFORMATION LITERACY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Monday, 24 November 2014 11:49:03 a.m.

The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force seeks feedback on the third draft of the association’s proposed Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, released today, November 12, 2014. Read the document and welcome message highlighting major changes since the June second draft then provide your feedback via an online form by 5pm Central on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Information Literacy and Research Practices

Monday, 24 November 2014 11:45:26 a.m.

ACRL has released the third draft of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and is calling upon the community to provide additional feedback.  

Against this backdrop, our latest issue brief is particularly timely. In "Information Literacy and Research Practices," Nancy Fried Foster, Ithaka S+R's senior anthropologist, demonstrates how "researchers in the wild" are adhering to many of the goals described in the draft Framework. While recognizing that the move away from the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, in place now for nearly 15 years, has not been without debate, Foster argues that the Framework  "captures more realistically what information-literate people really do and, despite the controversies, represents a significant step forward in the incorporation of a sophisticated understanding of scholarly work practice into the fundamentals of librarianship."

 Go to source: 
http://www.sr.ithaka.org/blog-individual/information-literacy-and-research-practices

Information literacy is for life, not just for a good degree

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 9:44:01 a.m.

Dr C. Inskip, UCL Department of Information Studies has put together a literature review about Information Literacy in the workplace.
It was commissioned to inform the work of the Information Literacy Board and looks at IL in relation to employability and transition.

There is a description about the project here:
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/information-literacy-life-not-just-good-degree

and the final review here:
http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/IL%20in%20the%20workplace%20literature%20review%20Dr%20C%20Inskip%20June%202014.%20doc.pdf

 

Using Wikipedia’s policies in the classroom to promote digital literacy

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:56:01 a.m.

 

Martin Poulter from Jisc has been working as the Wikimedia ambassador to explore how academia and Wikimedia can work more closely together.

He has written different case studies with academics including one on’ Wikipedia as a microcosm of information literacy’.

Wikipedia has a great many policies and guidelines – often long and detailed –however, there is often an “in a nutshell” summary at the top.

This one-sentence summary is itself a starting point for discussion: how does it serve the goal of making a reliable encyclopaedia? What would Wikipedia be like without this principle? How would the learners apply this principle to a fact they are studying?

See for yourself here:

http://wikiambassador.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2014/02/18/wikipedia-information-literacy/

 

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