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SIG IL activities and projects

Critical Perspectives on Data Literacy. The Role of the Information Literacy Librarian.

The latest webinar of SIG IL took place on the 13th Sep 2023. It considered the role of the Library in supporting Data Literacy.

About the speakers

Dr Sharon Wagg, Lecturer in Library and Information Management, University of Sheffield, UK
Mr David Thomas, Manager: Academic Services, Durban University of Technology, South Africa 



Previous events

Critical Perspectives on Generative Artificial Intelligence: The Role of the Information Literacy Librarian

This webinar was held 31 May, 2023 and explored the implications of Generative Artificial Intelligence on library services, research, and instruction. From exploring the role of the Information Literacy Librarian to considering the impact of AI on student learning, this event explored the potential of Generative Artificial Intelligence in an engaging and thought-provoking way. The list of speakers and links to their presentation slides are provided below:

• Dr Andrew Cox, Senior Lecturer Information School, University of Sheffield, UK:
  Artificial Intelligence and the Library

• Allison Papini, Assistant Director/ Manager of Research & Instruction Services, Bryant University, USA:
  ChatGPT and Information Literacy: Intersecting with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework

• Dr. Kristine Stewert, Associate Professor, Information Literacy Coordinator, Zayed University UAE:
  Artificial Intelligence and the Information Literacy Librarian: Developing workshops to teach critical AI

Duration 1 hour, 26 minutes


IATUL Webinar Series 2018: Information Literacy in an International Context

The SIG IL webinar series is open to everyone who is interested in information literacy in an academic environment and covers a wide range of topics.

The SIG IL promotes collaboration and sharing of best practices among IATUL members in the area of information literacy. In accordance with IATUL's organizational profile the focus of the special interest group is on information literacy methods, theory and practices specific to higher education. 

The recordings are available online for everyone who is interested.


Tina Hohmann & Caroline Leiss: Academic Identity Management
Yuyun W. Ishak: How can I teach information literacy classes? I’m a librarian, not a teacher
Sharon Karasmanis & Caroline Ondracek: Library as partner in Curriculum Design at La Trobe University
Dr Simone Kibler: “Lost in Antarctica” - a game-based approach on teaching information literacy
Janine Lockhart: Case study of an information literacy integration journey at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

Infomation Literacy Frameworks

There are several official/national standards used around the world, some of which are listed below:

Completed Projects

Project on Information Literacy Policies and Standards at IATUL Member Libraries

The aim of the project presented was to collect existing information literacy guidelines, frameworks an policies of all IATUL members libraries as well as to examine national standards and frameworks. 

The report provides a summary of the survey conducted between July 2013 and February 2014 and includes the results based in the replies of 100 IATUL member libraries. The collated data was revised in October 2015.