Learning Information Services at the University of Wolverhampton would like to invite presenters and audience members to a free event based around the theme of Information literacy skills and the new student. Sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy group this is an opportunity to exchange innovation and good practice across sectors in a friendly and informal environment.
An afternoon of making games for information literacy instruction
We will play one or two games to start the event, followed by a small amount of context setting.
The bulk of the afternoon will then consist of group work - creating and prototyping games for use within your libraries.
Anthony Beal's insight:
I attended a previous version of this workshop in Leeds and was amazed by the quality of ideas and games produced by the delegates in such a short time. Andrew provides the context and materials that inform and energise you to have a go...
The IFLA 2014 Satellite meeting on Information Literacy is co-organised by the IFLA Information Literacy Section and Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. This Satellite meeting aims to bring together library and information professionals, media specialists, policy makers, educators, employers and all other concerned stakeholders worldwide to exchange knowledge and experience, discuss current issues, challenges and developments about Information Literacy generally.
"We created the Open Access Button to track the impact of paywalls and help you get access to the research you need. By using the button you’ll help show the impact of this problem, drive awareness of the issue, and help change the system. Furthermore, the Open Access Button has several ways of helping you get access to the research you need right now."
Presented by Annemaree Lloyd (Charles Sturt University) at the European Conference on Information Literacy.
In the workplace IL is not generally considered “real” labour: however now work is being reshaped. Increasingly, it is taking place collaboratively, with the use of technology, needing workers to draw on varied information landscape, so the multimodal workplace really needs information literacy. I
Abstract: This article reports on a pilot study to examine undergraduate students’ help-seeking behavior when undertaking library research in online courses. A novel methodology incorporating elements of ethnographic research resulted in a small, but rich and detailed, collection of qualitative data. The data suggest that the methodology has promise for future, larger studies on students in online learning environments. The article includes a detailed discussion of the methodology’s strengths and weaknesses, and offers recommendations for modifications that will improve the research design.
The Association of College and Research Libraries'Information Literacy Best Practices Committee "is looking for information literacy programs that are exemplary in any of the categories outlined in Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline. Programs that are found by the Committee to be exemplary will be listed on the IS-ILBP website as exemplars for other programs seeking to follow best practices."
"In this paper I address the following: 1. Why should we, as law librarians, be involved in legal information literacy. 2. The evolution of standards over the past 5 years 3. The review of legal education in the UK and responses to literacy
This award (sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group) enables two students to attend the entire event. The award consists of full conference registration, travel and accommodation expenses.
We welcome applications from full-time or part-time students (including distance-learners) registered for a UK-based first degree or postgraduate qualification in information / library studies or information literacy. It is not essential that applicants are current members of CILIP or its Information Literacy Group.
This workshop will give a practical introduction to OER for teaching information literacy. Though a mixture of presentation, group work and hands-on activity participants will learn to find, evaluate and consider adopting OER for use in their own practice.
This webinar will look at the provision of high quality library and learning resources services for HE students in and FE environment. It will examine the subject from the point of view of the librarian / library manager and stakeholders using the service. Jisc Collections will also talk about supporting access to online academic resources.
Many presentations from the European Conference on Information Literacy (held in October 2013) have been put online. Although they are not all there, this is a great resource, as there were a huge number of presentations, on all sorts of aspects of information literacy. There are presentations from people in many different countries, with both research-focused and practice-focused presentations
"As you explore, connect and create WikiBrains will suggest content that may be useful to you. For example, if you thought Bird + Wings, we may suggest you an interesting article on the physics of bird flight, or a related video or picture. The idea is to expand your limits by connecting you to what the rest of the world is thinking."
Anthony Beal's insight:
Worth a look. A very visual way to prompt search topics (and encourage discussion) when planning a literature search. Suggested bubbles are generated based on your search that you can then add with one click to a mind map