Events

LIBER 40th Annual General Conference – Call for papers – deadline 31 Jan 2011

LIBER 40th Annual General Conference, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona [29 June – 2 July 2011] – “Getting Europe ready for 2020: the library’s role in research, education and society” http://bibliotecnica.upc.edu/LIBER2011/ [this website currently seems to be down. The problem will be fixed asap. Their apologies for the inconvenience.  For submission of abstracts, please go

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Working together with other professionals to improve students’ academic skills

There is a growing trend amongst UK universities to situate learning development services within libraries and learning resource centres. This development acknowledges the holistic nature of developing students’ academic skills. Searching for high quality sources of information sits alongside effective reading and note taking skills; students writing at university need to understand referencing and plagiarism

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LibTeachMeet in Huddersfield – 9th February 2011

There is a Librarian “TeachMeet” (idea from http://latnetwork.spruz.com/) in Huddersfield on 9th Feb 2011.  This will be a really informal opportunity for librarians who teach to get together to share tips and experiences. If you come, be prepared to give a short (5 min at most) talk to share an aspect of your teaching. There

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Information behaviour/ information literacy journal in Second Life – Wednesday November 24th 12 noon SLT

The information behaviour/ information literacy journal club continues in Second Life, the virtual world.  All are welcome to participate (you need a SL avatar and the SL software on your computer). These are both one hour sessions with a short introduction in voice, and main discussion in text chat. *** November Journal club meeting When:

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LILAC 2011 booking is now open

LILAC is aimed at librarians and information professionals, who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all our library users whoever they may be.  Librarians from across the UK and around the world attend LILAC.  Delegates come to the conference from over 30 different

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IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2011

Avila, Spain, 10 to 12 March 2011  – http://www.mlearning-conf.org/ Conference background and goals The IADIS Mobile Learning 2011 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research.  In particular, but not exclusively, we aim to explore the theme of mobile learning under the following: Pedagogical approaches and theories

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EBLIP6 – Valuing knowledge and expertise

The 6th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference – 2nd Call for Submissions The International Programme Committee for EBLIP6 invites the submission of abstracts for both papers and posters for the conference to be held at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom from 27-30th June 2011. Details of the conference can

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How to be a critical but constructive friend: reviewing and refereeing for journal articles and conference papers

For library and faculty staff from LIS and cognate areas who are interested in becoming reviewers for JIL and LILAC. The course, facilitated by Susie Andretta, aims to explore the role of the reviewer in ascertaining the quality of a paper and to demonstrate the critical appraisal practices that a reviewer should employ to fulfil

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