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

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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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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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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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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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StudentGeneratedInduction's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:01 PM

Ideas for Librarians to use for their induction.

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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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