"I remember writing research papers as a student and being frustrated at the tedium of formatting citations according to the strictures of the Modern Language Association. Today we’re simplifying this process by adding the ability to copy-and-paste formatted citations from search results. To copy a formatted citation, click on the “Cite” link below a search result and select from the available citation styles (currently MLA, APA, or Chicago)"
"Katie and I are working on a guide to Google for teachers but I wanted to share a very useful resource about Wikipedia. It was assembled by the Wikipedia folks and is designed to be a simple guide to the basic terminology, usage, and details of Wikipedia. It’s organized in a simple question-and-answer format so feel free to scroll through the questions you already know.
However, take the answers with a big grain of salt as they’re written by Wikipedia. Regardless, this is a useful resource since basically all students begin research with the big W. That’s Wikipedia among the cool kids."
Project SAILS is a knowledge test with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills. These test items are based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. SAILS offers both a cohort test for comparing groups of students and an individual test. These tests are meant for students enrolled in institutions of higher education. With the SAILS information literacy assessment faculty, librarians, and administrators can document skill levels for groups of students and pinpoint areas for improvement.
First students in our universities are threatened by the institutional consequences of plagiarism. Yet do teachers spend an equivalent amount of time teaching information literacy as they do frightening students about plagiarism? Tara asks her students how they feel about plagiarism and why it has become such an issue in the contemporary university.
Information literacy criteria By Stéphane Goldstein on 25/09/2012
The Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs), which is coordinated by RIN, has formulated a draft set of criteria to help training practitioners in higher education describe and assess their training and development interventions and resources. These criteria relate to all interventions aimed at developing researchers’ information-handling knowledge, skills and competencies, whether in the form of face-to-face sessions/courses or digital/online resources.
A new book published by ACRL: The Association of College and Research Libraries: O'Clair, K. and Davidson, J. (Eds.) (2012) The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering. ACRL. ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8619-6
The open access (OA) debate has been ongoing in the UK and around the world for over ten years now. It bursts into activity occasionally as a new report is issued or a policy announced, but rarely have we seen as sustained a period of discussion as took place over the summer...
Information Literacy Community of Practice meeting held at the Scottish Government Offices, Victoria Quay on Thursday 30th August 2012, 11.30 am
Present: John Crawford (CILIP Trustee), Abigail Mawhirt (Dundee College), Morag Higgison (Scottish Government), Cleo Jones (City of Edinburgh Council), Ian McCracken (Retired School Librarian), Alice Heywood (substituting for Veronica Denholm Education Officer National Library of Scotland (NLS), Lindsay McKrell (Stirling Council), Ruth Gould (Aberdeen Council), Gillian Hanlon (SLIC), Linda Sutherland (Glasgow Life), Laura Hogg (Glasgow Life), Christine Irving (Independent Information Professional), Marion Kelt (Senior Librarian, Digital Development and Information Literacy, Glasgow Caledonian University) Jenny Foreman (Scottish Government),
The University of Birmingham and London School of Economics and Political Science will be working with the Information Literacy Section of UNESCO on a short project funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy under phase three of their open educational resources (OER) programme running from October until December 2012.
"A few weeks ago I presented a lunchtime seminar with Maria Bell to LSE Library staff and some colleagues from the Centre for Learning Technology. We were reporting on the ANCIL at LSE study that we have been undertaking with Darren Moon from CLT since the Spring. Our slides are available online, however, we are also in the process of writing up as a report to circulate internally at first..."
"We all want to make our information literacy sessions with groups memorable. At the CILIPS Autumn Gathering Chris Morrison, the School Librarian at Linlithgow Academy shared his programmes which introduce S1s and S2s to the skills needed for using the library and information sources. These are not ordinary library sessions though - the pupils are challenged to solve murder mysteries and discover the whereabouts of lost historical artefacts such as the Blue Diamond, which went missing in the French Revolution, or Joan of Arc's standard."
Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2013 – Call for Proposals
The WILU Programming Committee invites proposals to be considered for presentation at WILU 2013. The Conference will be held at The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 8-10, 2013.
** Deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, December 3rd, 2012.**
"30 Sept - 6 Oct is Banned Books Week, which is obviously AGAINST banning books. There is a home page at http://bannedbooksweek.org/ and a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bannedbooksweek This is a US (particularly American Library Association) organised event, but e.g. you can post your favourite "Banned" title on the Facebook page."
WASSAIL version 3.1 is now available for free download. This application enables you to manage question and response data from information literacy sessions, pre- and post-tests from credit-bearing information literacy (IL) courses, and user surveys.
"For those of you who haven't heard of the new(ish) startup Citelighter, take note: it's a pretty awesome tool. I've been playing around with it and chatted with founders of the company last week and am thoroughly impressed."
Hosted by Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College, Cheshire, UK
12:00 – 12:30 Welcome and introductions with sandwich lunch (sponsored by EBSCO) 12:30 – 13:00 Importance of online resources for schools and colleges from trusted sources – Joyce Martin, JCS 13:00 – 13:30 NewsVault TM – Oliver Howe, Gale Cengage Learning 13:30 – 14:00 Credo Reference – JCS (on behalf of Credo) 14:00– 14:30 History, Science and Literary Reference Centers – Richard Debenham, EBSCO 14:30 – 15:15 Tea and hands-on time 15:15 – 15:30 Philip Allan Magazine Online Archives, Philip Allan A-Z Handbooks Online, Living Language and Literature Online – JCS (on behalf of Hodder Education) 15:30 – 16:00 Next steps – Joyce Martin, JCS
This summer, celebrity journalists Jonah Lehrer and Fareed Zakaria were castigated for their blatant plagiarism. While those high-profile writers may have faked it to advance their careers, most students in British Columbia plagiarize because of intense pressure to get good grades, poor time management or out of ignorance of proper citation, educators say.
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