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Information Literacy Weblog: European Conference on Information Literacy #ecil2013

Information Literacy Weblog: European Conference on Information Literacy #ecil2013 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"I already blogged a couple of times about the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), to be held on October 22-25 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Note that the date is slightly different from the first announcements, due to availability of conference halls. As noted before, the call for papers is open.
Paul G. Zurkowski, who is generally cited as having originated the term "information literate" is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. You can follow the conference on the website: http://www.ilconf.org; Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ECIL2013; Twitter https://twitter.com/ECIL2013 and via http://groups.google.com/group/ecil2013?hl=en "

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YFile » Collaboration helps students develop information literacy skills

YFile » Collaboration helps students develop information literacy skills | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"YUL’s Information Literacy program focuses on assisting students in cultivating the finding, retrieving, and analysis skillsets. Partnering with faculty members, YUL offers three IL instruction approaches to assist students with critical research processes. They offer Supplemental Drop-In Workshops that students can enrol in, Integrated Course Instruction that is delivered within the context of a specific course, and Embedded Instruction in which librarians and faculty members collaborate to develop specific assignments and learning tools to support a course curriculum."

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Lifelong learning yields success in workforce

Lifelong learning yields success in workforce | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
With the current economic climate and an ever-aging engineering community, newly minted engineers will have to ramp up faster than ever before. They will work on projects that were previously staffed by more senior engineers and with technology that evolves at unprecedented rates. The pressure to innovate and meet tight deadlines simply raises the bar for success.
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Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy | IFLA

Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy | IFLA | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Agreements reached at the International Conference Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies that was held in Moscow on 24-28 June 2012...

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Review: Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction | Colorado Libraries

Humor and Information Literacy states right up front that it is not a book about how to construct and present a library instruction session based on the ACRL guidelines. Instead, Vossler and Sheidlower focus on ways to make library instruction sessions interesting. They submit that, although the evidence is inconclusive that humor actually benefits learning, using humor in the classroom makes an instructor more approachable, and thus more available for patron interactions later on.

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College Librarians Value Role in Information Literacy, but Faculty Demur

College Librarians Value Role in Information Literacy, but Faculty Demur | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

An overwhelming majority of directors of academic libraries consider teaching information literacy skills to undergraduates to be a very important role for their libraries, but faculty members are considerably less enthusiastic, according to surveys conducted by Ithaka S+R, a consulting firm that specializes in online teaching and scholarship issues.

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"Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us"

"Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us" | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
I can't stop thinking about this video since I saw it yesterday. Especially the quote I used for the title of this post.

 

“Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us”

Look past the fact that it is from Google and look at the power of information. Take note that this includes the internet but also a physical bulletin board.

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Digital resources: researchers need better access and more training

Digital resources: researchers need better access and more training | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
A British Library report into research behaviour and information seeking habits finds that along with access to online resources, training in how to make best use of those resources, is lacking.

 

Although today's young researchers appear at ease in the digital world, a report published in 2008 provided early notice that all may not be as it seems. It told us that while young people were very familiar with technology, they often lacked the critical skills to assess and analyse the information they were finding in a meaningful way: relying too heavily on search engines and not reading articles thoroughly.

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Information Literacy Weblog: Presentations from CILIP Information Literacy day #infolit2012

Information Literacy Weblog: Presentations from CILIP Information Literacy day #infolit2012 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

There was a one-day event on Information Literacy at the UK's Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals yesterday. Speakers were:
- Chair’s Welcome and introduction to Information Literacy: Debbi Boden-Angell, Director of Information Learning Services & University Librarian, York St John University
- Welsh Information Literacy Framework: Andrew Eynon, Library and Learning Technology Manager, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
- Developing digital literacies: Paul Bailey, Programme Manager, e-Learning, JISC
- LolliPop & Sir LearnaLot: Moira Bent, Faculty Liaison Librarian & National Teaching Fellow, Newcastle University
- A new curriculum for Information Literacy: Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor, at Centre for Learning Technology, LSE & Emma Coonan, Research Skills and Development Librarian, Cambridge University Library
- SMILE - Supporting the graduate skills and the employability agenda: Debbi Boden-Angell, Director of Information Learning Services & University Librarian, York St John University
- Information Literacy: the cure for health information obesity: Caroline De Brún, Clinical Support Librarian, University College London – Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
- Workplace Information Literacy: Mark Hepworth, Reader in People’s Information Behaviour, Department of Information Science, Loughborough University
- The Public Library Information Offer: Sally McMahon, Head of Libraries and Information Services, Brighton & Hove City Council
The presentations, powerpoints in pdf form, are all here: http://www.cilip.org.uk/infolit2012/pages/presentations.aspx and the twitterstream is here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23infolit2012

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Impact » Blog Archive » Developing your teaching skills

Impact » Blog Archive » Developing your teaching skills | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

If you are a new library professional, or hoping to become one, it is possible you will be interested in some kind of educator role. In this role, you could be involved in training students in information skills; inducting new users on specific databases, referencing and bibliographic systems; giving tours of special collections; running library workshops – to name just a handful of the various tasks you could be involved in.

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Information literacy as learner agency

Slides from the Agency in Education conference, 12 June 2012 (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge).

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Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition - RIN

Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition - RIN | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The RIN is co-ordinating the development of the Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs): a coalition of partners working together to promote the value of information and research data literacy for academic researchers; and to enable activities which help to advance this knowledge and skills.

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Wellcome Trust will penalise scientists who don't embrace open access

Wellcome Trust will penalise scientists who don't embrace open access | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Wealthy medical charity says it will withhold researchers' final grant payments if they fail to make their results open access...

 

The Wellcome Trust plans to withhold a portion of grant money from scientists who do not make the results of their work freely available to the public, in a move that will embolden supporters of the growing open access movement in science. In addition, any research papers that are not freely available will not be counted as part of a scientist's track record when Wellcome assesses any future applications for research funding.

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Introducing Our New Information Literacy Tutorials

Introducing Our New Information Literacy Tutorials | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This week we are launching our new information literacy tutorials in a subject called Information Savvy. If you are wondering what information literacy entails, it’s the ability to find, evaluate, effectively communicate and manage information in today’s digital world. It’s also the ability to create original content by processing information and using it correctly.

 

The first topics in Information Savvy include: Search Better and Use Information Correctly. Later, we hope to add topics on Managing Information, Understanding Data and Infographics and Exploring Media Messages.

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Search Literacy Lessons - Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google

Search Literacy Lessons - Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

With more and more of the world's content online, it is critical that students understand how to effectively use web search to find quality sources appropriate to their task. We've created a series of lessons to help you guide your students to use search meaningfully in their schoolwork and beyond.


 


On this page, you'll find Search Literacy lessons and A Google A Day classroom challenges. Our search literacy lessons help you meet the new Common Core State Standards and are broken down based on level of expertise in search: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced.

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Project Information Literacy: Smart Talks

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Barbara Fister: Playing for Keeps: Rethinking How Research Is Taught to Today's College Students

Project Information Literacy, "Smart Talks," no. 12, July 26, 2012

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Information Literacy Weblog: Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy

Information Literacy Weblog: Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"Just released is a declaration from the meeting sponsored by UNESCO and other bodies, in Moscow, held in June: the Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy. I was invited to this meeting, but was unfortunately unable to attend, though I did prepare a video which was presented at the meeting..."

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Library Survey 2010 | Ithaka S+R

Library Survey 2010 | Ithaka S+R | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010: Insights From U.S. Academic Library Directors" aims to help academic libraries and other members of the higher education community understand the changing role of the library and how to strategically adapt to an increasingly digital environment. This survey focuses on the issues related to the strategies library administrators are pursuing for their libraries, the management of library collections, the development of new digital collections, and the creation of new services to meet changing user needs.

 

Published April 11, 2011
Matthew Long & Roger C. Schonfeld

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Readcube: organise and integrate academic articles | Bootcamp videos

"Your articles immediately become full-text searchable so you can find what you want. ReadCube will automatically identify the author, title, and journal citation information of every article.

 

Clickable references take you straight to the articles referenced in the paper you are reading.Immediately view articles that cite the paper you are reading, or those that are related to it.

 

ReadCube integrates with your university or institution login so you can download articles straight into your library.

 

Get daily article recommendations based on your research interests and the contents of your library – so you need never worry about missing that important paper again."

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Information Literacy Weblog: The Digital University: A Proposed Framework for Strategic Development

Information Literacy Weblog: The Digital University: A Proposed Framework for Strategic Development | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Information Literacy figures prominently in the presentation that was given by Bill Johnston and Sheila MacNeill at the Employer Engagement in a Digital Age Conference in Greenwich on 4th July 2012, The Digital University - A Proposed Framework for Strategic Development. They gave a workshop around what it means to be an (information literate) digital university. I have embedded the presentation below, and you may (if you are interested in digital literacy, employability etc.) find other presentations from the conference of interest at
https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2012/schedConf/presentations
Sheila MacNeill's blog is at http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/sheilamacneill/ and she and Bill have posted on it about their ideas.

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IL is dead, long live IL!

IL is dead, long live IL! | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"In this post I argue that information literacy (IL) is a last century concept and that inquiry learning (IL) is a more holistic and powerful framework with which to understand how people learn to find and use information."

 

Mandy Lupton

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21st Century Information Fluency

21st Century Information Fluency | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Information Fluency is the ability to locate digital information efficiently, evaluate it effectively and use it ethically.
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Rethinking information literacy - to be published by Facet

Rethinking information literacy - to be published by Facet | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This weekend we finally finished the book of this title which is being published late this year by Facet. Emma and I have been working hard but we are particularly grateful to the 11 contributors who have written a chapter on the ANCIL strands. Emma has also written a chapter in addition! Many thanks to: Sarah Pavey, Moira Bent, Clare McCluskey, Isla Kuhn, Libby Tilley, Andy Priestner, Lyn Parker, Helen Webster, Geoff Walton and Jamie Cleland. Katy Wrathall has also written the Afterward. What an achievement and work will start room on planning the launch party! As if this is not enough Emma and I are speaking at CILIP on Thursday at the executive briefing on information literacy.

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Information Literacy Weblog: New York State and Massachusetts support IL month!

Information Literacy Weblog: New York State and Massachusetts support IL month! | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The US National Forum on Information Literacy is encouraging all United States states and territories to submit requests to their governors’ offices to proclaim October as Information Literacy Month. Massachusetts was the first to make this declaration and now New York State is the second.

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Information Literacy Weblog: Information Literacy education Scoop.it!

Information Literacy Weblog: Information Literacy education Scoop.it! | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Anthony Beal's Scoop.it page on Information Literacy education is a useful source to monitor.


With Scoop.It you create a newspaper-like layout for your topic, and accept ScoopIt's suggestions or add items as you come across them, using a bookmarklet. Visitors can also suggest content (though I imagine that needs a lot of filtering if your Scoop.it becomes at all popular)

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