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Event reminder: Exploring the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication



The CILIP Information Literacy Group are facilitating a one-day event in December 2019 that will explore the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communications, and how they both relate to the concept of openness.

Event: Exploring the intersections of information literacy and scholarly communication

Date: Monday, 2nd December 2019, 10am – 4.00pm

Venue: Liverpool Central Library

Through presentations, workshops and group discussion, we will consider information literacy and its relationship with information privilege, responsible research evaluation, the use of open materials in teaching, and opportunities for information literacy practitioners and scholarly communications staff to work together to advance shared aims.

The day is inspired by the ACRL report on the same theme. At this year’s LILAC conference, a panel session on this topic proved so popular it was standing room only! Jane Secker asked delegates to consider if information literacy and open access were really two movements with one aim.

The December event will pick up on some of these discussions and will seek to generate practical ideas for starting a dialogue with key stakeholders to support both the open access and information literacy movement and to suggest ways the two communities could work together better.

This event is aimed at anyone with an information literacy or scholarly communications element within their role.

Draft itinerary of the day:

10:00: Registration

10:30-10:40: Welcome and Introduction from Dr Jane Secker.

10:40-12:30: Morning presentations & interactivity

  • Dr Elizabeth Gadd (Loughborough University): Research evaluation literacy: skilling up for responsible research evaluation
  • Padma Inala and John Hynes (University of Manchester) “Opening the door”: looking towards an ‘open’ dialogue as part of the student experience

12:30-12:45: Discussion and questions

12:45-13:30: Lunch

13.30-15:15: Afternoon presentations and interactivity

  • Chris Morrison (University of Kent) The value of the CLA licence and open access to support teaching
  • Claire Sewell (University of Cambridge): Which way now? Supporting librarians’ skills in an ever changing landscape

15:15-16:00 Breakout and discussion

16:00 Wrap up and close

The day is inspired by the ACRL report on the same theme and will build on aspects of a very popular session from this year’s LILAC conference: “Information Literacy and Open Access: two movements one aim?”

To book tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

We hope you can join us for an interesting day with lively discussion!

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