HEA’s 1st annual learning and teaching STEM conference – call for papers

Not directly an IL conference, but if you would like to get the message of IL and the work you to do to a wider audience, you may consider submitting a paper to the HEA STEM conference.  I am sure IL could fit into a couple of the streams listed below. The Higher Education Academy’s …

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LILAC 2012 awards launch – put your nominations in now

The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) is delighted to announce the call for nominations for our 3 prestigious awards for 2012: Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year This long established award (sponsored by the CILIP CSG IL Group) recognises an outstanding individual contribution to information literacy.  The winner will receive £500 for personal use …

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Information Literacy as a graduate attribute: Are employers getting a good deal?

In an information-based economy, what skills do employers expect from university graduates, and are our graduates meeting those expectations? Many universities have referred to Information Literacy as either a graduate attribute in itself, or as an indicative example of an element contributing to other specific attributes. The University of West London Library is holding an …

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LILAC 2012 – Call for papers extended to Monday 14 November

LILAC 2012 will be held 11th – 13th April 2012 at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. Further details and the call for papers are available on the LILAC website: http://lilacconference.com/WP/call-for-papers/ The themes of next year’s conference are: IL and the digital future IL research Supporting the research community Transitions: from School through to Higher Education IL …

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Congratulations to new National Teaching Fellow

Well done to Andrew Walsh from Huddersfield University for becoming a National Teaching Fellow. The prestigous award is from the Higher Education Academy and is in recognition of Andrews innovative work in the area of information literacy and mobile libraries. Prevous winners from the library community are Moira Bent,  Chris Powis and Jo Webb. You …

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RIN announce new research report – Role of research supervisors in information literacy

For those of you, who like me missed the announcement – RIN commissioned and published earlier this month a report on “The role of research supervisors in information literacy”.  The report highlights that research students are consistent in looking to their supervisor as a source of information and guidance.   In addition research supervisors’ practice in supporting …

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Journal of Information Literacy Readership Survey 2011

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Literacy is currently conducting a questionnaire-based survey designed to gather information on our readership, assess the level of JIL’s impact on the IL community and establish areas for improvements and further development. This survey has been sent to multiple mailing lists, so apologies for any duplication. It …

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New book – Information literacy: infiltrating the agenda, challenging minds

Alison Pope and Geoff Walton’s new book ‘Information literacy: infiltrating the agenda, challenging minds’  9781843346104 was published by Chandos Woodhead this month. There are chapters from well known authors in the field of information literacy – John Crawford, Bob Glass, Nancy Graham, Christine Irving, Gareth Johnson, and Drew Whitworth, new authors Kirsty Baker, Katharine Reedy …

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Information: Interactions and Impact (i³) – starts Mon 20th June

i³ is concerned with the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change in individuals, organisations, communities and society. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content …

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