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Global Media and Information Literacy Week events – book now!



The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to support two exciting online events organised by information literacy researchers to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24th-31st). Places are limited at each event, so we would encourage you to book your place now!


Event 1: Information Literacy in the UK: Past and Future

Date: Wednesday 28th October, 11am-12 noon (GMT).

Location: This event will be held online. Participants will be sent the link closer to the time.

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A provocative discussion by members of FOIL (Forum on Information Literacy), to celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week. It will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and students who are engaged with information literacy, and also to people who are concerned about information literacy’s future – or just want to find out more about it.

FOIL is a collaboration of UK-based academic researchers who are active in the field of information literacy research. Their collective aim is to discuss and challenge ideas, and engage in critical reflection and enquiry about the practices of information literacy.

In this free webinar, panellists will address the questions: (1) What has been the UK narrative about information literacy? and (2) What will be the UK narrative about information literacy? They will draw on their varied experiences, inside and outside the UK, to reflect on how information literacy has (and hasn’t) developed, and where it should go in the future.

The webinar is open to all – come along and see whether you agree or disagree with the panel’s views, and join the debate! A recording will be made available after the event.

Panellists:

  • Dr Alison Hicks, Information Studies, Department of Information Studies, University College London
  • Dr Charlie Inskip, Information Studies, Department of Information Studies, University College London
  • Bill Johnston, School of Psychological Sciences & Health, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Annemaree Lloyd, Department of Information Studies, University College London
  • Dr Pamela McKinney, Information School, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Geoff Walton, Dept of Languages Information & Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Sheila Webber, Information School, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Drew Whitworth, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester

Event 2: FOIL Masters’ Class: Emerging Voices in Media & Information Literacy Research

Date: Thursday 29th October, 11-12 noon (GMT).

Location: This event will be held online. Participants will be sent the link closer to the time.

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This one-hour session, organised by FOIL (the Forum On Information Literacy), presents the work of three outstanding Masters students whose 2019 or 2020 dissertations focused on an aspect of media and information literacy.

Amongst other things, FOIL is dedicated to promoting information literacy research that is transformative to the field, extending research towards interdisciplinarity and seeking opportunities for new researchers. Each presenter is both practising information literacy education in their own setting and then reflecting on and researching its foundations, its outcomes and where the field might go next. Join us for this one-hour online Masters class and engage with these emerging voices, as they continue the work of understanding and defining Media and Information Literacy for the 2020s and beyond.

Speakers:

Tsveta Rafaylova (RSM UK, dissertation submitted to University College London): The place and role of workplace information literacy in a corporate environment: exploring the information literacy capabilities of knowledge workers in a professional services firm

William Shire (Magdalene College, Oxford and the University of Sheffield): The use of Web 2.0 tools to teach information literacy in the UK university library context

Dona Fernandes (Hamid Bin Khalifa University, and the University of Manchester): Approaches to Integrating Media Literacy in the K-12 Curriculum: The Case of Qatar

Session host and chair: Dr. Drew Whitworth, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester


Find out more about Global Media and Information Literacy Week

If you’re organising an event, we’d love to hear about it and would be happy to promote it here. Contact us at ilwebeditors@gmail.com

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