Welsh Information Literacy Project Closing Conference



Bookings are now being taken for the Welsh Information Literacy Project Closing Conference, which will take place on Thursday, 26th March, 2015 at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham.

The Welsh Information Literacy Project was initiated at the all-Wales, cross-sectoral Gregynog conference in 2009. The aims of the project, which draws to a close on 31st March, 2015, have been to promote the understanding and development of information literacy in education, the workplace, and the wider community in Wales.

Event: Welsh Information Literacy Project Closing Conference
Venue: Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndŵr University Wrexham. LL11 2AW
Date: Thursday, 26th March, 2015

Booking info

Places at the conference are FREE but limited. Please e-mail wilp@gllm.ac.uk with your details by Monday, 23rd February, 2015 if you would like to attend.  All welcome!

Conference programme

Nancy Graham, the outgoing chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, will provide the keynote address. The conference programme also includes  information literacy case studies from across a range of Welsh institutions.

9.30:  Registration/Coffee

10.00:  Housekeeping: Nicola Watkinson, Deputy Librarian, Glyndŵr University Library, and Welcome: Hywel James, Chief Librarian, Gwynedd Public Library Service

10.15:  Keynote Speaker: Nancy Graham, Chair, CILIP Information Literacy Group, 2013-14 (Research Support and Academic Liaison Manager, Library Services, London School of Economics and Political Science)

10.45:  Background to the Project/Community of Practice:  Andrew Eynon, Grŵp Library & Learning Resources Manager, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, WILP Project Manager

11.00:  Entry Level Units in Information Literacy:  Anne Lewis, Executive Director, Quality and Business Improvement (Agored Cymru)

11.15:  Case Studies, including:

Working with jobseekers in Monmouthshire Public Libraries:  Natasha Harron-Edwards, Library and Information Assistant, Monmouthshire Public Libraries, Information Literacy Champion for WILP in  Monmouthshire.

Working with groups in the community:  Sharon Lyn Jones, Learning Resources Assistant, Coleg Menai, Welsh Information Literacy Project (officer).

Working with library volunteers at Cymmer Community Library, Neath Port Talbot:  Sarah Deeley, Library and Community Development Officer, Cymmer Afan Community Library, Neath Port Talbot.

 Employability:  working with employees in Gwynedd Council to deliver entry level information literacy:  Aled Rees, Library and Learning Resources Co-ordinator, Coleg Menai.

Using family history to teach entry level information literacy to older people:  Myfanwy Jones, Trainee Librarian, Conwy Library Services.

Working with young people in information literacy: Wendy Jefferson, Youth Worker, Denbighshire County Council.

12.30:  Lunch

13.15:  Talk: Rebecca Mogg, Deputy Chair, CILIP Information Literacy Group, and Cathie Jackson, Managing Editor, Journal of Information Literacy

13.35:  Case Studies/Discussion Groups (continued)

15:00:  Plenary/Exit Strategy:  Andrew Eynon, Principal Librarian, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, WILP Project Manager

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