Introduction to LIS 1321

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(Reference Sources & Information Literacy)

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Introduction to LIS 1321

  1. 1. Reference Sources&Information Literacy<br />LIS 1321<br />Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences<br />Claudio Laferla<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Name & Surname
  3. 3. Occupation & no. of years
  4. 4. Your aspiration
  5. 5. Why did you choose this Course?
  6. 6. What are you expecting?</li></li></ul><li>My Wish…<br />…that All of you become<br />Information Literate Persons<br />
  7. 7. My Wish…<br />…For All to Obtain<br />
  8. 8. My Wish…<br />…that All become Librarians!<br />
  9. 9. Lectures<br />Discuss & Dialogue<br />
  10. 10. Description of LIS 1321<br />Reference Sources & Information Literacy<br />ECTS: 4<br />Introduction<br />This study unit introduces students to two very important aspects in Information Science, namely, Reference Sources and Information Literacy.<br />Reference Sources<br />Students will be introduced to the information paradigm both in print and electronic formats. Access skills will be discussed together with the new shift of digital information. Understanding that not all sources are of equal value and acquiring the necessary skills for both scenarios is of vital importance.<br />Information Literacy<br />Students will be introduced to the concept of Information Literacy (IL). In the 21st Century society, all speak about the knowledge society. However, neither technology alone nor more access to information will make us IL citizens. Information Literacy is a set of skills through which one becomes a Lifelong Learner.<br />
  11. 11. Aims of the Study Unit LIS 1321<br />To introduce students:<br /> To Reference Sources across different platforms and different formats;<br /> To the concept of Information Literacy and additionally, becoming information literate themselves.<br />N.B. This Study Unit will be examined by a 2hr examination.<br />
  12. 12. Main Texts<br />Available from library - (SL) Available from Short Loan<br />Chowdhury, G.G. Introduction to modern information retrieval 3rd edn., Facet Pub., 2010 (A)<br />Herring, J.E. Improving students' web use and information literacy, Facet Pub., 2011 (A)<br />Kovacs, D.K.  The virtual reference handbook, Facet Pub., 2007<br />Lankes, R.D. et al. Virtual reference service, from competencies to assessment, Facet Pub.,2008<br />Mackey, T.P. & Jacobsen, T.E. (eds). Collaborative information literacy assessments, Neal- Schuman, 2010 (A)<br /><ul><li>--. Teaching information literacy online, Facet Pub., 2011</li></ul>Taylor, A.G. The organization of information 2nd. edn. Libraries Unlimited. pp. 7-23, 316-320 (A)Webb, J. Strategic information management: A practitioner's guide, Chandos Pub., Oxford, England, (2008)(SL)Webster, P.M. Managing electronic resources: New and changing roles for libraries. Chandos Pub. Oxford, England, (2008)(A)<br />
  13. 13. Supplementary Readings<br />Feather, J. The information society: A study of continuity and change 5th edn., Facet Pub., 2008 (A)<br />Kuhlthau, C.C. Seeking meaning: A process approach to library an information services. Libraries Unlimited, Westport, London, 2004<br />Webb, J. Information literacy. in Strategic information management: A practitioner's guide. Chandos Pub., pp. 127-147  (SL)<br />Online<br />Bundy, A. One essential direction: Information literacy, information technology fluency. Journal of eLiteracy, vol. 1, 2004, pp. 7-22, available from,<http://www.jelit.org/6/01/JeLit_1.PDF>. (SL)<br />Laferla, C. From one to many: Information literacy is key with a soa concept. Unpublished paper. 2008, available from,  <http://www.malia-malta.org/media/Rome_doc_points_Final.pdf>. (SL)<br />Laferla, C. The information professional. Article 2005, available from, <http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=21638>. <http://www.independent.com.mt/news2.asp?artid=21673>. (SL)<br />Nilsen, K. The library visit study: User experience at the virtual reference desk. Information Research, vol. 9(2),  (2004), available from, <http://informationr.net/ir/9-2/paper171.HTML>. (SL)Smith, A.G. Search features of digital libraries. Information Research, vol. 5(3), (2000), available from <http://informationr.net/ir/5-3/paper73.HTML>. (SL)<br />
  14. 14. Learning Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Exposure to the Information Paradigm: It’s effect on society at large;</li></li></ul><li>Learning Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Exposure to the Information Paradigm: It’s effect on society at large;
  15. 15. Reference Sources of Information:
  16. 16. Print & Digital
  17. 17. Effects on Society
  18. 18. Services & Skills needed</li></li></ul><li>Learning Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Exposure to the Information Paradigm: It’s effect on society at large;
  19. 19. Reference Sources of Information:
  20. 20. Print & Digital
  21. 21. Effects on Society
  22. 22. Services & Skills needed
  23. 23. The Internet:
  24. 24. Techniques
  25. 25. Web 2.0 Tools</li></li></ul><li>Learning Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Information Literacy:
  26. 26. Concepts
  27. 27. Models
  28. 28. Standards</li></li></ul><li>Learning Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Information Literacy:
  29. 29. Concepts
  30. 30. Models
  31. 31. Standards
  32. 32. Opposing Plagiarism: Be Original</li></li></ul><li>Learning Outcomes<br /><ul><li> Referencing & Citation Methods</li></li></ul><li>Learning Outcomes<br /> Research Skills<br />
  33. 33. Learning Outcomes<br /><ul><li> Library Skills:</li></ul>using books<br />using journals<br />know the library<br /><ul><li>Assignment Principles</li></li></ul><li>Learning Outcomes<br /><ul><li> Databases & Indexes</li></li></ul><li>Study Course<br /><ul><li>Reference Sources
  34. 34. Students’ Research 2010
  35. 35. Information Literacy
  36. 36. IL Models & Standards
  37. 37. Plagiarism
  38. 38. Internet, People, Information & Knowledge
  39. 39. Knowledge, Information Literacy & Lifelong Learning
  40. 40. Visiting a Specialize Library (IT)</li></li></ul><li>Study Course<br />Practical Exercise<br />Write a 500w assay on (i) Reference Sources & (ii) IL; Define both concepts and explain them in practical terms.<br />Write-up should include an international citation method.<br />Choose One of the two write-ups and present them in a Web2.0 Format<br />
  41. 41. Thank Youclaudio.laferla@um.edu.mt<br />

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