Information Literacy

Call for papers: ECIL 2018 – Information Literacy Website

The first call for papers for ECIL 2018 is open!<p>Due to take place at the University of Oulu, Finland from 24th-27th September 2018 the organisers of …

Information literacy trends

Information literacy and critical thinking are important skills for college graduates who leave formal education to be professionals and, hopefully, …

Spotlight on research: The effectiveness of information literacy training in different formats – Information Literacy Website

A systematic review, published in September this year, has found compelling evidence that information literacy training is effective and well …

Research

How Did You Learn to Teach?

If there’s one regret I have about graduate school, it’s that I never learned to teach. No courses on education are required as part of the …

Teaching

Icepops: International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars – Information Literacy Website

The UK Copyright Literacy team and CILIP Information Literacy group have launched a brand new copyright education conference! Icepops (International …

The Black Box Problem | Library Babel Fish

There’s another fascinating study out from the Stanford History Education Group, the folks who studied high school and college students’ capacity to …

How to Read Difficult Books: Developing a Discipline

My students write a paper every semester about their most difficult reading so far in college, and what they think are good tips for how to read …

Lifestyle (Canada)

2017 Global Media and Information Literacy Award: Organizations in four countries recognized

The 2017 Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Awards from the Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) have …

Unesco

C&RL News - November 2017

The November 2017 issue of <i>C&RL News</i> is now freely available online. The continued focus on the accuracy of information in both traditional and social …

AASL 2017: Making the Most of AASL

<b>Jane Lofton</b><p><b>Retired teacher librarian and chair of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee</b><p>I am going to be wearing a few hats at …

Librarianship

The Hats We Wear

From the outset, your basic instruction and reference librarian position seems simple and straightforward. Instruction librarians are those who teach …

Learning

Libraries Essential to Creating Informed, Independent, Information Literate Citizens

Media and information literacy (MIL) plays a key role in giving people the ability to find, understand, evaluate and create information. Libraries …

Libraries

ACRL Sponsors Project Information Literacy Student News Consumption Study

ACRL is a co-sponsor of a forthcoming Project Information Literacy (PIL) research study investigating how young adults consume news and gather …

Student Journalism

ACRL sponsors Project Information Literacy student news consumption study

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a co-sponsor of a forthcoming Project Information Literacy (PIL) research study …

Student Journalism

Member of the Week: Melissa L. Miller

Melissa L. Miller is the Hoose Library of Philosophy supervisor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. Melissa first joined …

Teaching

Information Skills for a 21st Century Scotland - Information and lifelong learning

<b>Information literacy and lifelong learning</b><p>"In an era of lifelong learning, this effectively means that information literacy has relevance for all …

Learning

The ballad of the sad instruction librarian

It’s been a busy Fall term so far and I haven’t had much time to spend on Twitter, but I usually check it first thing every morning. When I did one …

Teaching

First open access issue of Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) now available

The coming of autumn marks the start of another volume of <i>RUSQ</i>, the 57th in the journal’s life; view now. The close of summer is also a marker for our …

Open Access

Digital & Information Literacy Forum 2017

In a world where fake news is the norm, there is a need to support our communities towards achieving digital and information literacy for all.<p>At this …

Education

Sustainability, Information Literacy, and Libraries.

I’m involved with a professional learning community at Victoria called VicTeach. We recently ran a session about sustainability in teaching and …

Sustainability

Library Instruction Round Table Accepting Nominations for Two Awards

The American Library Association's (ALA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) welcomes submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence …

Librarianship

Hinchliffe and colleagues awarded IMLS National Forum grant

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (MS '94), faculty affiliate and editor of <i>Library Trends</i>, and her colleagues from Simmons College have been awarded a National …

Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory

'Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory' is a paper presented by Bruce Ryan at the 5th European Conference on Information Literacy in St-Malo, France, 18th to 21st September 2017. It is concluded that Activity Theory is an appropriate tool for information literacy …

New eCourse/e-book bundle: Learner-Centered Pedagogy for Library Instruction

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse/e-book bundle, Learner-Centered Pedagogy for Library Instruction. Dani …

Learning

Campus Sustainability through Information Literacy

<i>This column is one in a multipart</i> <i>American Libraries series that explores the library profession’s relationship to sustainability.</i><p>Supporting campus …

Sustainability

How People Approach Facts and Information

(Hero Images/Getty Images)<p>When people consider engaging with facts and information any number of factors come into play. How interested are they in …

Learning

Call for papers

LILAC welcomes proposals which address information literacy from all sectors and contexts. In 2018 we invite you to present on any aspect of …

Member of the Week: Jessica L. Bennett

Jessica L. Bennett is a reference and e-learning librarian at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. Jessica has been a member of ACRL since …

Enhancing Instruction and Reach with Flipped Learning

Flipped learning is a phenomenon that has swept through the halls of academia and kindergarten through twelfth grade schools. When done well, it …

Learning

Developing a critical mind against fake news

By Divina Frau-Meigs<p>Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is often called to the rescue these days, as the media is threatened on all sides, in …

Critical Thinking