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Introduction to the Study Unit: LIS 1321

Introduction to the Study Unit: LIS 1321
(Reference Sources & Information Literacy)

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    • Reference Sources&Information Literacy
      LIS 1321
      Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences
      Claudio Laferla
    • Introduction
      • Name & Surname
      • Occupation & no. of years
      • Your aspiration
      • Why did you choose this Course?
      • What are you expecting?
    • My Wish…
      …that All of you become
      Information Literate Persons
    • My Wish…
      …For All to Obtain
    • My Wish…
      …that All become Librarians!
    • Lectures
      Discuss & Dialogue
    • Description of LIS 1321
      Reference Sources & Information Literacy
      ECTS: 4
      Introduction
      This study unit introduces students to two very important aspects in Information Science, namely, Reference Sources and Information Literacy.
      Reference Sources
      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.
      Information Literacy
      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.
    • Aims of the Study Unit LIS 1321
      To introduce students:
      To Reference Sources across different platforms and different formats;
      To the concept of Information Literacy and additionally, becoming information literate themselves.
      N.B. This Study Unit will be examined by a 2hr examination.
    • Main Texts
      Available from library - (SL) Available from Short Loan
      Chowdhury, G.G. Introduction to modern information retrieval 3rd edn., Facet Pub., 2010 (A)
      Herring, J.E. Improving students' web use and information literacy, Facet Pub., 2011 (A)
      Kovacs, D.K.  The virtual reference handbook, Facet Pub., 2007
      Lankes, R.D. et al. Virtual reference service, from competencies to assessment, Facet Pub.,2008
      Mackey, T.P. & Jacobsen, T.E. (eds). Collaborative information literacy assessments, Neal- Schuman, 2010 (A)
      • --. Teaching information literacy online, Facet Pub., 2011
      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)
    • Supplementary Readings
      Feather, J. The information society: A study of continuity and change 5th edn., Facet Pub., 2008 (A)
      Kuhlthau, C.C. Seeking meaning: A process approach to library an information services. Libraries Unlimited, Westport, London, 2004
      Webb, J. Information literacy. in Strategic information management: A practitioner's guide. Chandos Pub., pp. 127-147  (SL)
      Online
      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)
      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)
      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)
      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)
    • Learning Outcomes
      • Exposure to the Information Paradigm: It’s effect on society at large;
    • Learning Outcomes
      • Exposure to the Information Paradigm: It’s effect on society at large;
      • Reference Sources of Information:
      • Print & Digital
      • Effects on Society
      • Services & Skills needed
    • Learning Outcomes
      • Exposure to the Information Paradigm: It’s effect on society at large;
      • Reference Sources of Information:
      • Print & Digital
      • Effects on Society
      • Services & Skills needed
      • The Internet:
      • Techniques
      • Web 2.0 Tools
    • Learning Outcomes
      • Information Literacy:
      • Concepts
      • Models
      • Standards
    • Learning Outcomes
      • Information Literacy:
      • Concepts
      • Models
      • Standards
      • Opposing Plagiarism: Be Original
    • Learning Outcomes
      • Referencing & Citation Methods
    • Learning Outcomes
      Research Skills
    • Learning Outcomes
      • Library Skills:
      using books
      using journals
      know the library
      • Assignment Principles
    • Learning Outcomes
      • Databases & Indexes
    • Study Course
      • Reference Sources
      • Students’ Research 2010
      • Information Literacy
      • IL Models & Standards
      • Plagiarism
      • Internet, People, Information & Knowledge
      • Knowledge, Information Literacy & Lifelong Learning
      • Visiting a Specialize Library (IT)
    • Study Course
      Practical Exercise
      Write a 500w assay on (i) Reference Sources & (ii) IL; Define both concepts and explain them in practical terms.
      Write-up should include an international citation method.
      Choose One of the two write-ups and present them in a Web2.0 Format
    • Thank Youclaudio.laferla@um.edu.mt