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Information Literacy Journal Club: Thursday, 21st July 2016



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 will take place at 12pm UK time (times elsewhere in the world) on Thursday, 21st July 2016.

The topic of the latest session will be instructor perceptions of student information literacy, and it will be introduced by Pat Sandercock, Instructional and Reference Librarian at the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar.

For anyone who hasn’t heard of this online journal club before: they pick an article, someone (often the author) writes a blog post to kick off the discussion and at a set time they have a discussion in the comments section of the blog.  It’s a deliberate decision to use blog comments because it’s more inclusive (not limited to Twitter users), easier to follow threads of the conversation, easier to post more nuanced comments than it is when you are limited to 140 characters, and it raises the profile of the article over a longer time period. Also, if someone is interested but unable to join at the agreed time, they can still contribute to the discussions afterwards.

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

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

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