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
We are pleased to announce that the 2nd UK Information Literacy & Summon Day will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) on 25th July 2013.Whether you’re about to implement Summon®, have just done so, or are an old hand at this sort of...
Jisc and Wikimedia UK are collaborating on a project to bring the academic world and Wikipedia closer together. This will create opportunities for researchers, educators, and the general public to contribute to the world's freely available knowledge.
"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
The purpose of this survey is to gather your feedback on the fields and related terms suggested for a new Jorum Information Literacy and Skills collection. The fields and terms are intended to be in addition to those already available in Jorum.
This paper reports on an embedded librarian project aimed at providing incoming online graduate students with essential information literacy skills to succeed in an online programme. It describes the design and implementation of the project, the results of pre- and post-instruction surveys of students’ information literacy skills and students’ perceived ability, confidence, and anxiety when accessing information using library resources. The assessment of the embedded librarian project is discussed in the context of the methods used and the needs of online students.
Primary Research Group - a benchmarking report for online tutorial development, presenting a wealth of information on the practices involved in and the cost of developing online information literacy tutorials.
This "explores how to engage students in the production of knowledge" with examples of specific modules and programmes. There is mention of developing skills in evaluating information etc. through undergraduate study and in the research process, although (something of an omission, obviously ;-) not specifically information literacy.