Emma Coonan, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), is thrilled to let you know that volume 9(2) is now live. You’ll find a full list of contents below, followed by some reflections from Emma on the experience of editing her first issue.
- Can playing Minecraft improve teenagers’ information literacy? Sandra Bebbington, Andre Vellino
- Using connectivism to guide information literacy instruction with tablets Andrea Wilcox Brooks
- Picking up the cool tools: working with strategic students to get bite-sized information literacy tutorials created, promoted, embedded, remembered and used Hazel Rothera
- Drop-in sessions as an effective format for teaching information literacy: a case study in the Medical and Dental Libraries at Queen Mary University of London Paula Funnell
- Ethnography as pedagogy in library orientations Angela Pashia, Jessica Critten
- Information literacy in LIS education: exploring the student view Charles Inskip
Articles from LILAC
- Are librarians teachers? Investigating academic librarians’ perceptions of their own teaching skills Emily Wheeler, Pamela McKinney
- PDF: Final report on the National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) Sharon A. Weiner, Lana W. Jackman
- PDF: WILU 2015: Sea change in Newfoundland Alan Carbery
- PDF: ECIL 2015: Information literacy in the greenhouse Stephane Goldstein, Chris Morrison, Jane Secker, Geoff Walton
- PDF: Book review of Markgraf, J., Hinnant, K., Jennings, E. and Kishel, H. 2015. Maximizing the one-shot: connecting library instruction with the curriculum. Stephanie Farley
- PDF: Book review of Kelly J.V. and Zurkowski, P. 2015. Zurkowski’s 40 year information literacy movement. Pamela McKinney
- PDF: Book review of Ishiyama, J., Miller, W.J. and Simon, E. (eds). 2015. Handbook on teaching and learning in political science and international relations. Lauren Smith
Editor’s reflections and thanks
“Being an editor is exciting, inspiring, and humbling all at once. I can’t describe what a privilege it is to be able to read and respond to work of this calibre, nor how much I’ve learned from the expertise, scholarly understanding, and unique insights of the authors whose work features in this issue. I’ve also learned, over and over again, how the support of JIL’s outstanding peer reviewers can help authors to craft the best possible presentation of their work. I’m deeply impressed by how graciously and constructively JIL authors respond to the suggestions of their referees; but I’m also amazed – and proud of – how hard our reviewers work to support authors with thoughtful, constructive and workable feedback.
Several authors have commented on how positive the JIL review process was, telling us that reviewers’ comments were “invaluable” and that they helped “make a potentially very scary process a lot more manageable”. Indeed, one author’s feedback is such a testament to our referees’ work that I give it here in full:
I would like to thank you again for all the constructive and benevolent effort that you and your reviewers put into this review and for the graciousness with which you did it. I have been through several submission processes that have been quite impersonal and where the critical feedback has been either on the verge of cruelty or entirely neglectful. You and your reviewers stand apart and it speaks volumes for the value that small, community led open-access journals have to offer as an alternative to corporate publishing machines.
Usually only special issues of journals carry dedications – but I’m going to take advantage of being a newbie editor to dedicate this issue of JIL to our peer reviewers, in recognition of their invaluable contribution as ‘critical friends’ to authors and research integrity alike, and for making the journal what it is.
All comments are reproduced with the permission of their authors.”
Emma Coonan, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Literacy