In 2011, the Office of Library Services launched the Critical Skills Learning program at LaGuardia Community College to teach students information literacy skills for the workplace. Information literacy is a complex set of critical ...
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You are invited to attend an international information literacy poster session in
the 3D virtual world of Second Life (SL), scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012,
1:30-5 pm SLT/Pacific Time.
Posters have been mounted on the Community Virtual Library area (Info Island),
the Stanford University Library island, and the University of Hawaii island.
This poster session supports an assignment for the MLIS students in my UCLA iSchool
Information Literacy course. See below for detailed information regarding the poster
sessions and their location in SL, as well as the student assignment.
Note re SL Participation: In order to attend, you need to obtain a Basic Second Life account (free):
secondlife.com You will also need to download the Second Life viewer:
OR another virtual worlds viewer--e.g., Phoenix or Firestorm: http://www.phoenixviewer.com/
Your computer will need to meet the system requirements in order to run any of these
Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with SL. I hope to see you
Information Literacy Poster Session - UCLA IS448
1 May 2012,
1:30 - 5 pm SLT/PT
Esther Grassian, Adjunct Lecturer (SL: Alexandria Knight)
Many thanks to librarians from around the world who have volunteered to create
posters in SL regarding their information literacy (IL) programs. Thanks, too,
to Abby Zenith on behalf of the Community Virtual Library (CVL), as well as Adra
Letov (University of Hawaii) and Artemis Jacks (Stanford University Library) for
kindly agreeing to provide space for these posters on their islands.
Anyone interested may visit the posters at the locations listed below. With the
permission of those who created them, the posters will remain at these locations
until the end of May 2012.
Please visit each of the posters by clicking on the landmarks (LMs) below.
Learn about each poster's IL programs, and then select 2 posters for your
assignment. As a reminder, each team will have 15-30 min. to prepare a 5-min.
text chat or voice chat presentation on the 2 posters you have selected. Your
presentation should briefly describe the programs and answer two questions:
What did you like? and How would you do it differently?
POSTER SESSIONS & LOCATIONS
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM
UH: Poster 1: 70,204,21
(Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library)
1634 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760
SL name: Phaedra Edelweiss
Reference and Instruction Librarian
SL name: Luna1832 Resident
Instructional Services Librarian
UH: Poster 2: 130,175,21
Ethridge Elementary School
The Colony, TX 75056
SL name: Valibrarian Gregg
In addition to my role as librarian,I am
webmaster for my school.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
SU: Poster 1: 161,227,33
American International College
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
SL name: Kalania Bookmite Information Literacy and Interim Distance Education Librarian
SU: Poster 2: 185,57,25
Florida International University
GL 234B/GL 214C
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199
SL name: aiuliano
International Relations Librarian
[Special Instructions for SU Poster 2: You will arrive at the Stanford North Entrance.
Turn around to your right. Walk over to the Teleport Board with the red sign and map.
Right-click on #11 (Dome) and select Teleport. Once you arrive, turn to your left to see the poster.]
SU: Poster 3: 32,48,21
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
SL name: Mariae Habana
[Special Instructions for SU Poster 3: You will arrive at the Stanford North Entrance.
Turn around to your right. Walk over to the Teleport Board with the red sign
and map. Right-click on #15 (Beach) and select Teleport.]
COMMUNITY VIRTUAL LIBRARY
CVL: Poster 1: 54,175,23
Polotsk State University Library
SL name: Polotsk
Reference and Information Department
Polotsk State University research library
CVL: Poster 2: 101,183,23
The Scripps Research Institute
Kresge Library, 400 S
10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Esther Grassian, MLS
UCLA Information Studies Department & Distinguished Librarian
Information Literacy Librarian, Retired
(Formerly, UCLA College Library)
SL: Alexandria Knight
On average, Americans read at an 8th grade level..... All of these examples, and countless others, show that when the emphasis is on using technology to improve basic literacy, and not just information literacy levels, students develop both kinds of literacy. The most important lesson of this is that we can combine the two without sacrificing either.
Via Karen Bonanno
The Library Media Centre at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has launched a project on information literacy for young learners, InfoLit India.
The project aims at developing the essential 21st century literacy skills (mainly Internet, media and library literacies) in the students and teachers through nstruction, training and research. It is conceived on a basic information literacy curriculum which was developed according to the standard skill sets required in an Indian school educational environment.
The project has three main components.
1. Internet Literacy ("Web challenge")
2. Media literacy ("Media matters")
3. Library Literacy ("Face-a-book")
The project will select a group of students and carry out a planned Information literacy programme for the coming one year. The impact and effectiveness will be evaluated through various statistical procedures. The findings will be used to develop a national
information literacy programme for Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country.
For more details, please log on to the project website, http://infolitindia.org
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom
Members of the millennial generation (born after 1982) have come of age in a society infused with technology and information. It is unclear how they determine the validity of information gathered, or whether or not validity is even a concern. Previous information search models based on mediated searches with different age groups may not adequately describe the search behaviours of ....
The European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL), organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 23-25 October 2013.
1st Call for Papers: May 2012.
TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for school librarians and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. There is no charge for using TRAILS.
WORLDWIDE MULTI-LINGUAL INFORMATION LITERACY RESOURCES
Message distributed with permission of Dr. Forest Woody Horton, Jr.
We are very grateful to Professor Albert K. Boekhorst for permission to use his beautiful variation of the official international Information Literacy logo, above, which
If you do not see your language as part of the above logo, or you wish to suggest a more current, standard term, please contact Prof. Boekhorst at email@example.com. Also, you can download the latest logo version, as well as a cross-reference table called “terms overview” explaining which language each term represents, at http://www.ifla.org/en/information-literacy/projects.
Interesting game which tests your knowledge of plagiarism. Done very simple but being right on the spot of the problem. This is a link to the game, but if you go one step back than prior to the game you have some nice tutorials.
Via Mihaela Banek Zorica
90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy
Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. These videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use.