zaterdag 16 augustus 2014

IL Section at IFLA 2014 in Lyon

The Section had it's first SC Meeting today. Next activities are:

    1. Conference programme sessions:
·   Session 88: Joint program with Health & Biosciences Section, Monday 18 August, 9:30-12:45, Forum 2

·   Session 191: Joint program with Education & Training Section, Wednesday 20 August, 13:45-15:45, Forum 1

    1. SC meeting II, 19 August, 11:30-13:00, Salle Bellecour 2

    1. Section lunch
More to be found at

dinsdag 21 januari 2014

Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting 2014

Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting 2014

Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape

When                                                 Where
14-15 August 2014                        Limerick, Republic of Ireland

IFLA 2014 Pre-Conference in Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape
Date:  August 14-15, 2014
Venue:  Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

You are invited to join colleagues from around the world to explore the new faces of information literacy in the information environment of the future and to share possibilities for how librarians can redefine their roles and help shape this changing landscape.

Proposal abstracts for this IFLA satellite meeting must be submitted by 28 February 2014.  Click here for more information and here for the Satellite Website.

woensdag 4 december 2013

Call for Papers Satellite Limerick 2014

Call for Papers
Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting
Limerick Ireland August 14-15th 2014

Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing LandscapeSatellite meeting website:

woensdag 6 november 2013

2013 ASIS&T Award of Merit to Carol Kuhlthau

Carol C. Kuhlthau, professor emerita in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, is the 2013 recipient of the ASIS&T Award of Merit, the highest honor presented by ASIS&T. The award goes to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution to the field of information science, including the expression of new ideas, the creation of new devices, the development of better techniques and outstanding service to the profession.
Professor Kuhlthau is internationally recognized for her contributions to the study of information behavior. Her best-known work is her book Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach to Library and Information Services. In her rigorous research she observed student information seeking, developed a model of the information search process, then tested the model in several ways over several studies to validate and refine the model. This model has motivated widespread current research interest in the affective components of the information search process. In addition information professionals' practice has been significantly influenced by her publications. Her life and work are models in several senses. Personally highly intelligent, judicious, and modest, she has earned the highest respect from scholars and students in the field of information behavior as well as practitioners. Through example, Carol Kuhlthau has taught many in the field how to do rigorous research, how to mentor, and how to teach.

The ASIS&T Award of Merit is awarded annually - see for more information about this Association.
Some of you may be interested to read the following information about Professor Kuhlthau:

woensdag 25 september 2013

Project SAILS

Project SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) is launching the beta test of an international version of the SAILS cohort assessment.

We are very excited to reach this stage. Working with librarians from various countries, we have made extensive revisions to the assessment so as to meet the needs of an international audience. In order to determine if the new test is valid, we are seeking testing institutions in countries outside the United States. If you or someone you know is interested, please go to this web page for details:

There is no cost to participate. If you have at least 50 students take the test, you will receive a report about their performance as a group.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

With warm regards,


Carolyn Radcliff
Information Literacy Librarian
Project SAILS

vrijdag 2 augustus 2013

Update for the Handbook for Information Literacy

At Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching (HILT).  you'll find a 2011 update

Thanks to Karen Bonanno

Digital Literacies Toolkit

Thanks to Karen Bonanno

Digital Literacies Toolkit

The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students:

- Explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services;
- Familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes;
- Highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general

Available at Digital Literacies Toolkit