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The Road to Information Literacy: IFLA Satellite meeting keynote

Kirsti Lonka, University of Helsinki, Professor of Educational Psychology (@kirstilonka) gave the opening keynote at last week’s IFLA Satelllite meeting on Information Literacy, at Tampere University, Finland, entitled ‘Engaging learning environments for the future.’ There are now some photos from the conference online. Kirsti told us how teachers in higher education might actually be able change society with their thinking, but they don’t always recognise this. Kirsti talked about how we need to adapt new ways of collective learning for better results and to consider the emotions we experience while we are learning. This theme of ‘emotional intellgience’ came up a number of times at the conference, and chimed with my work on ANCIL and the affective dimension of learning.

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HOW TO INTEGRATE THE NEW LITERACIES INTO OUR CURRICULUM: PART 3- INFORMATION LITERACY | Aysin Alp's Blog

HOW TO INTEGRATE THE NEW LITERACIES INTO OUR CURRICULUM: PART 3- INFORMATION LITERACY | Aysin Alp's Blog | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Lots of ideas for teachers to start integrating information literacy into their teaching by @AysinAlp1 |

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Journal of Information Literacy - Vol 9, No 1 (2015)

Journal of Information Literacy - Vol 9, No 1 (2015) | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

IL is an international, peer- reviewed journal that aims to investigate information literacy in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice. JIL welcomes contributions that push the boundaries of IL beyond the educational setting and examine this phenomenon as a continuum between those involved in its development and delivery and those benefiting from its provision.  JIL has an average acceptance rate of 44% for articles submitted to the journal.

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Alway useful but especially if you are studying :)

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LILAC 2015 conference archive

LILAC 2015 conference archive | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Keynotes, conference reports and presentations now available

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Intute Archive now hosted by XtLearn.net

Intute Archive now hosted by XtLearn.net | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Intute was a free service aimed at teachers in UK further education and higher education. Intute provided a large database of resources, each reviewed by an academic specialist in the subject, who wrote a short review and other metadata. Intute became inactive in 2011 and the archived site was closed December 2014.

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Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy 2015

Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy 2015 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy 2015
This award recognises an individual or group who develop the best new digital educational resource for promoting IL. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity.

Closing date: Friday 27th February 2015.
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Why teach information literacy in an academic library? | CILIP

Why teach information literacy in an academic library? | CILIP | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
"Learning in most academic institutions relies on the provision of library resources to both support and supplement what is being taught and researched. With the rapidly changing information landscape and the myriad ways in which users can search for information, the challenge of locating, accessing and searching for relevant and appropriate information resources for academic research is ever present..."
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Appointment of Emma Coonan as the new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy

Appointment of Emma Coonan as the new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Emma Coonan as the new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Information Literacy from June 2015.  Emma will be taking on the role from Dr Jane Secker, who has been appointed Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group...

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InformAll webinar | Radical Information Literacy, by Andrew Whitworth

Tuesday 17th February 2015: 16:30 – 18:00 (GMT)

 

Radical Information Literacy, by Andrew Whitworth, was published by Chandos in 2014. 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. A recent (Dec 2014) review in the Journal of Information Literacy called it an “important and challenging” book.

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An Open Letter Regarding the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education | ACRLog

An Open Letter Regarding the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education | ACRLog | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

ome of the members of the ACRL-NJ/NJLA CUS User Education Committee and the VALE NJ Shared Information Literacy Committees have collaborated on an Open Letter Regarding the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. We are appreciative of the work of the Task Force who have developed the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. However...

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Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access

Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Research Libraries UK (RLUK) estimates that the UK’s universities now pay around £192m per year for access to academic journals and databases: that is nearly a tenth of the total QR budget for research funding. 
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The 'F' word: information literacy, 'find', and other verbs

This paper examines a tendency in library thinking and teaching to see information in terms of objects and the predominant information activity as finding. It draws a parallel between this focus on 'find' and common modes of information
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Librarians may only see students once for an induction. Emma argues that during that time we concentrate more on the process of finding information than how we deal with the materials we find. This does not support students in discovering "...the conventions and values of academic information communication". I couldn't agree more.

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Call for papers for papers for LILAC 2015 is open until 12-11-14

Call for papers for papers for LILAC 2015 is open until 12-11-14 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"Just to remind you that the call for papers for LILAC 2015 is open until 12th November 2014.

 

 

The conference themes for 2015 will be:  

 

IL and employability

Delivering IL through new technologies

IL for the under-18s

Research based IL

Creative approaches to IL

Outreach and collaboration"

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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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Information Literacy in your discipline

Sheila Webber - s.webber@sheffield.ac.uk - @sheilayoshikawa 

 

This presentation was originally given as part of an internal University of Sheffield seminar, organised by the Centre for Inquiry Based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences, in February 2007. The seminar aimed to enable academics to develop the information literacy portion of their Departmental Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies. Slight amendments have been made to the ppt in June 2015

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SLA Europe & CILIP ILG: Information Literacy in The Workplace – London, 21 May 2015

SLA Europe & CILIP ILG: Information Literacy in The Workplace – London, 21 May 2015 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Thursday, 21 May 2015 @ 18.00pm-21.30pm

University of Liverpool in London

 

In the first of two event collaborations SLA Europe and CILIP Information Literacy Group present an evening focused on the importance of IL in the workplace and what this means for information professionals. We will hear from Nancy Graham, Stéphane Goldstein and Ian Hunter as they lead a panel discussion on this important topic. There will be a chance to network over food and drink following the formalities.

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“A Bit of a Tall Order” | Library Babel Fish | InsideHigherEd.com

“A Bit of a Tall Order”  | Library Babel Fish | InsideHigherEd.com | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

I’m attending the LILAC conference for the first time, an annual gathering in the UK focused on information literacy that attracts librarians from around the world, and the first day has been terrific. I’m learning a new language – people who attend a conference on this side of the pond are “delegates” and what we in the states call orientation for new students appears to be called “induction.” Then, given it’s happening in Newcastle, I’m learning a few words of Geordie. It’s dead canny.

 

A highlight of day one was hearing Ray Land of the Centre for Academic Practice at Durham University. He’s one of the principle scholars behind the notion of threshold concepts, which influenced a library research project that has, in turn, hugely influenced the new Framework for Information Literacy.

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A New Report From Project Information Literacy

A New Report From Project Information Literacy | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

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"Last week I was reflecting on whether our information literacy efforts truly support lifelong learning and whether there are practical ways to help students connect the kind of information analysis they conduct for college assignments with the ways they will use information later.

 

Lucky me! A report from an ongoing Project Information Literacy study about lifelong learning has just been released."

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One aspect of the report highlights:

 

"the young graduates surveyed placed a high value on books for lifelong learning in their personal lives (87%), and to a lesser extent in the workplace (64%). Over half of the sample (65%) had read more than three books in the 12 months, according to the responses. This finding suggests that the book lives on."

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SMIRK can now be downloaded from Jorum

SMIRK  can now be downloaded from Jorum | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

SMIRK is a mobile friendly version of the online information literacy resource SMILE. It covers information literacy and communication skills, with added information on copyright and research skills.

Published: 5 February 2015, by Glasgow Caledonian University

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Resource Discovery: Enhancing the User Experience Teachmeet - Sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group

Resource Discovery: Enhancing the User Experience Teachmeet - Sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
We warmly invite you to attend our free Teachmeet event to share new ideas for development. This informal gathering is for librarians and library staff who are curious about what the future may hold. We require participants who are prepared to: think creatively, discuss enthusiastically and leave inspired.

This event is sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group
What is the theme?

 

The theme is: resource discovery, activities and projects that have enhanced the user experience and it will

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There is always a warm welcome at Staffordshire teachmeets

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Information Literacy Journal Club: Next blog-post journal club: 18 February on Fostering the integration of information literacy and journalism practice

Information Literacy Journal Club: Next blog-post journal club: 18 February on Fostering the integration of information literacy and journalism practice | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Next blog-post journal club: 18 February on Fostering the integration of information literacy and journalism practice
Next discussion: Wednesday 18 February, 8pm GMT 

Article: Fostering the integration of information literacy and journalism practice: a long term study of journalism students (http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/8.2.1941
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Talk to us! Two upcoming participatory events

Talk to us! Two upcoming participatory events | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Conference season is nearly upon us once again, and Jane and I are delighted to have had a proposal accepted for LILAC 2015. Along with Merinda Kaye Hensley and Sarah McNicol and Emily Shields of M...
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Here is a recent overview of IL models and theories by Emma Coonan and an invitation to join her and others in a symposium on the relevance of IL models and theories to practice. 

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Information Literacy Awards 2015 – now open for applications

Information Literacy Awards 2015 – now open for applications | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Information Literacy Awards 2015 – now open for applications
Full details on how to apply are given on the relevant pages below. The winners will be announced at the conference dinner in Newcastle on Thursday 9th April 2015.

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Keynote speakers announced for the 5th i³ Conference

Keynote speakers announced for the 5th i³ Conference | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

June 23-26, 2015 at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
 
Keynote speakers in 2015 will include Prof. David Bawden (Department of Library and Information Science, City University London) and Prof. Olof Sundin (Department for Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden).

i3 focuses on the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today's systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities.

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Information Literacy Weblog: The seven pillars of chocolate literacy: a new curriculum

Information Literacy Weblog: The seven pillars of chocolate literacy: a new curriculum | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Sheila Webber has a wonderful way of explaining the seven pillars of information literacy through chocolate - mmmmm

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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, 2014 3:23 PM

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