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Introducing Our New Information Literacy Tutorials

Introducing Our New Information Literacy Tutorials | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This week we are launching our new information literacy tutorials in a subject called Information Savvy. If you are wondering what information literacy entails, it’s the ability to find, evaluate, effectively communicate and manage information in today’s digital world. It’s also the ability to create original content by processing information and using it correctly.

 

The first topics in Information Savvy include: Search Better and Use Information Correctly. Later, we hope to add topics on Managing Information, Understanding Data and Infographics and Exploring Media Messages.

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Further Education Information Literacy sector page

Further Education Information Literacy sector page | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"Our key task is to build understanding and support each other as practitioners. There is a need to increase visibility of our existing activity and develop a stronger voice. For such a diverse sector this is going to take many forms..."

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Written by Nicola Scott (CM RBL dept, Hackney Community College) for the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Includes document on Current issues affecting IL promotion in the FE sector 2014 and an Example information literacy strategy for FE 

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Library Information Literacy Prize winners | Dundalk Institute of Technology

Library Information Literacy Prize winners | Dundalk Institute of Technology | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"Each year the Library delivers hundreds of hours of IL training. To acknowledge and encourage those who apply IL skills to their work, and to provide evidence of IL’s impact and value, the Library holds a biennial Library IL Prize competition..."

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Great acknowledgement of the hard work put in by learners in the information literacy programme. 

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Scholarpedia - peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia

Scholarpedia - peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia,
where knowledge is curated by communities of experts.

 

Scholarpedia is an English-language online wiki-based encyclopedia with features commonly associated with open-access online academic journals, which aims to have quality content. Wikipedia

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Information Literacy Weblog: Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy released

Information Literacy Weblog: Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy released | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The Paris Declaration on Media and Information Literacy has been released. I haven't the time today to read it properly and see whether my suggested amendments were taken into account ;-) so I will most likely produce another post looking at the declaration in more depth.

 

 Sheila Webber

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Information Literacy Best Practices: Exemplary Programs | Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

Welcome to the Exemplary Programs page of the ACRL Information Literacy Best Practices (ILBP) project. We present IL programs that embody the best practices laid out in the document, “Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline.

 

The ACRL Instruction Section ILBP Committee solicits program applications in the spring and fall through listserv posts and our website. IL programs apply through the Call for Exemplary Information Literacy Programs page in one or more of the ten best practice categories outlined in the "Characteristics" document. Both U.S. and non-U.S. programs are welcome to apply. Applications are judged by members of the ILBP Committee using the Best Practices Evaluation Rubric.

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Skills Plus : Northumbria University

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Skills Plus is a collection of interactive training and guides to help develop your academic / information literacy skills

 
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Information Literacy research and impact in education

Information Literacy research and impact in education | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Our research focuses on the characteristics, development and impact of information literacies in different contexts.

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Research from Robert Gordon University, much of it examining the impact of information literacy teaching and school libraries on achievement and learning.

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Important for my needs assessment assignment! 

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Information Literacy Weblog: Information Literacy Practitioner award winner #lilac14

Information Literacy Weblog: Information Literacy Practitioner award winner #lilac14 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Congratulations to Jane Secker (LSE), who won the Information Literacy Practitioner of the year award (a nice picture here) and Nazlin Bhimani (Institute of Education) who was runner up. These were presented last night at the LILAC conference dinner.

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Photo by - @pennyb - https://twitter.com/pennyb/status/459437159733145601/photo/1

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"Information literacy skills and the new student"-Teachmeet @Wolves Uni

"Information literacy skills and the new student"-Teachmeet @Wolves Uni | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

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.

The Teachmeet will take place on Thursday 10th of July 1-4pm. 


For more information please contact us at; skills@wlv.ac.uk
 

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Situating Information Literacy Within the Curriculum: Using a Rubric to Shape a Program

Situating Information Literacy Within the Curriculum: Using a Rubric to Shape a Program | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

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.

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Research applicable to possibly embedding information literacy in an SLS course.

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Information Literacy Weblog: Information literacy programmes best practices

Information Literacy Weblog: Information literacy programmes best practices | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

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." 

 

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2014. 

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You Should Be More Suspicious About "Research"

You Should Be More Suspicious About "Research" | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

On any given day, you can find numerous blogs or so-called topical "news" sites offering recent stories about research claiming to show groundbreaking findings that accelerate problems related to aging. The ones that seem to get the greatest attention are those showing how this food or that food is a magical solution to all of your problems. They often go on to say something like:

 

"New research shows that eating chocolate daily will increase your life span by fifty years."

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Useful ideas for your information / web site evaluation workshops

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 22, 3:23 PM

A really good easy to read article about analysing research. Don't believe everything you read. 

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7 tips for increasing student engagement with academic induction

7 tips for increasing student engagement with academic induction | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

I've looked after a lot of Departments in my relatively short time as an Academic Liaison Librarian, and have tried constantly to hone induction and make it more interesting - below are the seven most productive changes I've made to how things work. 

 

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A few practical tips to ease that scary time of year by @ned_potter

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Plagiarism Infographic from EasyBib

Plagiarism Infographic from EasyBib | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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To access the full size poster you have to provide a name and email address to EasyBib.

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My Learning Essentials - The University of Manchester

My Learning Essentials - The University of Manchester | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
The Library's award-winning skills programme
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5th Information: Interactions and Impact (i³), 23-26 June 2015

i3 brings together academic and practitioner researchers interested in exploring the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change.

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Still time to Register for the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference

Still time to Register for the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

There's still time to Register for the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, Bihać Bosnia & Herzegovina June 11-14th 2014.

 

REGISTER ON OR BEFORE 5th JUNE 2014 . 

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IFLA - Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting 2014

IFLA - Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting 2014 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape
hosted by Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Republic of Ireland - 
August 14-15th 2014

 

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Welcome to SMIRK - Your mobile SMILE

SMIRK is an information literacy and communication skills resource developed especially for use with tablets and smartphones. It is developed from SMILE, but has simplified content and structure.

 

SMIRK is completely free for everyone to use and has no login.

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The #infolit SMILE tool from Glasgow Caledonian University modified by Marion Kelt for tablets and mobile devices

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SMIRK - a mobile information literacy and communications skills resource #mlibs

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Information Literacy Weblog: wikipedia @ #lilac14

Information Literacy Weblog: wikipedia @ #lilac14 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Two presentations from LILAC 2014 on Wikipedia. One concentrates on publishing to Wikipedia and the other on its use in education.

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Information Literacy and the New Student - a Library Teachmeet

Information Literacy and the New Student - a Library Teachmeet | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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.
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3 ways to use Wikipedia as an education tool | CILIP

3 ways to use Wikipedia as an education tool | CILIP | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Martin Poulter is the Jisc Wikimedia ambassador and blogs here about how educators can use Wikipedia to engage learners and deepen understanding.

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