Information Literacy Journal Club – next meeting: Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

The Information Literacy Journal Club is an online discussion group focusing on information literacy and other aspects of user education.

Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a current student of ILS, an established information professional or just generally interested in the subject area.

The Club’s next online blog-comment meeting takes place at 8-9 pm UK time (times elsewhere in the world) on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014.

The discussion topic will be the resolution on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) that was approved by the UNESCO General Conference in November 2013. UNESCO member countries are now encouraged by UNESCO to endorse these resolutions at a national level. This resolution is based on the MIL recommendations produced and endorsed by IFLA.

To participate in the discussion, just visit the Journal Club’s homepage and comment on the latest blog post.  More information and links to the MIL resolution are available from the same page.

If you are not able to make the real-time discussion at 8pm on 22nd January, you are welcome to leave posts before or after.

Discussion topics are likely to include:

  • What can be done (or is already being done) in your country to lobby and challenge your government about these recommendations?
  • Who can we work with on getting UNESCO member states to (quoting the resolution) “take the Media and Information Literacy Recommendations into consideration during the planning of future strategies, policies, and initiatives on education, lifelong learning, literacy, and other areas which will contribute to building a Knowledge Society”?
  • How can we ensure that there isn’t a focus on media literacy to the exclusion of information literacy?

If you want to see an example of how the sessions work in practice, you can take a look at any of the previous discussion posts.

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