Join the Information Literacy Group and the Multimedia, Information and Technology Group for a day long conference of seminar talks and activities from digital literacy experts from across several different areas of the library and information sector.
Are you currently involved in developing, supporting and delivering digital literacy skills in your library? Are you engaged in developing information literacy frameworks which include digital literacy (and vice-versa)? Do you want to find out more about what others are doing in this area and to what level? Then this conference is for you. Our speakers will enlighten you as to how their services are involved in and support the digital literacy agendas in their respective institutions and sectors.
The LILAC Committee are pleased to announce that bookings for next year’s conference in Dublin are now open. LILAC will be taking place at University College Dublin, Monday 21st March to Wednesday 23rd March. With another 3 inspirational keynote presentations announced and a packed programme of IL content, including new presentation formats with interactive posters and the much anticipated Lagadothon, LILAC 2016 promises to be as innovative and thought provoking as ever.
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.
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.
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.
"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..."
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...
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.
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...
The excellent Librarian's Information Literacy Conference (LILAC) kicks off this week in Dublin. We thought that we would share with you some of our content that fits in with the themes of the conference, whether you are attending or not.
Below, you will find 6 free chapters from Facet books on information literacy, research support and the information behaviour, some of which are written by speakers at the conference.
Please share them with anyone who would be interested.
If you are attending LILAC we hope you have a good conference and if not, we hope you just enjoy the free chapters.
This short video shows an application of RefMe in and FE library. A Blackburn College DigiPal demonstrates how to capture a reference using the RefMe App and the camera on his portable device. It is then exported as a readymade citation to Word
Eventbrite - Pat Simons, QMUL with support from Proquest presents Now we have a discovery tool, do we still need to teach information skills? The fourth UK Summon and Information Skills Day - Tuesday, 10 November 2015 at Queen Mary University of London. Find event and registration information.
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
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.
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.
"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."
Anthony Beal's insight:
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."
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
Anthony Beal's insight:
There is always a warm welcome at Staffordshire teachmeets
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