Tuesday, April 30, 2013

“Information and digital literacy is far more than just an academic competency; it’s essential for people in all walks of life to achieve their personal and professional goals and participate fully as citizens in the world”, Secker says.

Go to source:http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/03/people/movers-shakers-2013/jane-secker-movers-shakers-2013-advocates/


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2012 focused on research and teaching practices broadly, as well as the dissemination, collecting, discovery, and access of research and teaching materials. Findings from this cycle of the Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey will provide colleges and universities, libraries, learned societies, and academic publishers with insight into the evolving attitudes and practices of faculty members in the context of substantial environmental change for higher education.

Go to source: http://www.sr.ithaka.org/research-publications/us-faculty-survey-2012

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A collection of Information Literacy Resources from around the world is now available on UNESCO’s website: “Overview of Information Literacy Resource Worldwide”. The e-book (available both in epub and pdf) is divided into 42 languages and lists selected resources for national information literacy programmes and developments. It also gives an overview of  Information Literacy terms in different languages. 
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Librarians have traditionally taught information literacy skills to science graduate students in separate courses dedicated to information-seeking, during assignment(s)-based library sessions for other courses, or through workshops. There is little mention in the professional literature of teaching graduate students within their research groups. This is certainly an alternative to consider - especially for smaller science graduate programs where the more traditional means of reaching graduate students are less likely.
This article discusses a collaborative effort between a Chemistry professor and Physical Sciences Librarian at Rutgers University-Newark to design a mini-course for a research group. With the amount of customization possible when working with research groups, this option may even become increasingly significant due to the growing importance of interdisciplinary research.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
How would you teach information literacy to students with minimal print resources and no access to subscription databases? What if you had a whole semester to teach an eager class of college freshmen, but their only resources were what they could find for free on the Internet?
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

If you aren't attending this year's LILAC conference in Manchester you might wish to follow their twitter activies: #lilac13.

There will also be live streaming of keynote speaker presentations, further details are available here: http://www.lilacconference.com/WP/