woensdag 31 augustus 2011

LILAC 2012

The Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) will take place at Glasgow Caledonian University on Wednesday 11th April to Friday 13th April 2012. http://lilacconference.com/WP/

dinsdag 30 augustus 2011

e-learning sites for information literacy

A message from Mark Hepworth M.Hepworth@lboro.ac.uk 

A while ago I posted a request for suggested e-learning sites for information literacy.  Thanks to all of you who suggested sites for evaluation.
The ones that came out top were:
http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/skills/  University of Sydney, Australia
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/Academic/Library/information-skills/infoskills/index.html  University of Newcastle, Australia
http://www.le.ac.uk/li/sources/training/irs/irscontents.htm  University of Leicester, United Kingdom
http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk/  University of Leeds, United Kingdom
https://pilot.library.qut.edu.au/index.jsp  Queensland University of Technology, Australia
http://www.open.ac.uk/safari/  Open University, United Kingdom
Sites were evaluated in terms of their coverage of information literacy (identifying information needs; understanding the information landscape; locating and retrieving information, using information (including managing (storage, security, retention), sharing and communicating information); plus look & feel; interactivity; functionality embedded e.g. use of quizzes etc. 70 Higher Education (HE) sites and 7 from the workplace, were identified and screened, 30 were evaluated in-depth.
There are good examples of practice that are not included in the list shown above. This was because they did well in some areas but were lacking in others.
Very few were identified from the non HE workplace and those that were identified, in many cases, were inaccessible due to ID/password restrictions.
Very few e-learning packages helped people with thinking skills, such as critical analysis, synthesis etc. of information found in articles, Web pages, books etc. or navigating and extracting information efficiently
In general, there was a lack of coverage of 'using' information i.e. managing information, sharing or communicating information.
I will provide further detail, in due course, on my blog, which I intend to rekindle ... after a long lapse in updating ! )
Thanks again for your suggestions.

Dr. Mark Hepworth
Senior Lecturer
Chair Teaching and Learning Committee
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University
LE11 3QJ

vrijdag 26 augustus 2011

InfoLit-L discussion list

InfoLit-L, the IFLA Information Literacy Section Discussion List had 358 subscriber today. The aim of this list is to provide a forum to the international library and educational community to discuss and share information literacy ideas, documents, and experiences. InfoLit-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers). When I announced the start of the IL blog today, there was only 1 subscriber that ‘could not be reached at that address’. Very disciplined subscribers. They ‘unsubscribe’ when applicable. If you want to subscribe go to: http://infoserv.inist.fr/wwsympa.fcgi/info/infolit-l


This is the start of the blog of the IFLA Information Literacy Section. It replaces the 'Newsletter' of the section. This way we can react more timely on events that are relevant for our section. I hope to read a lot of them. I thank all the coordinators that has supplied us with newsletters so far.