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Information Literacy sans frontieres


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Paper given at JISC Digital Content Conference 1 July 2009

Paper given at JISC Digital Content Conference 1 July 2009

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  • 1. Information Literacy sans frontieres Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire 1 July 2009
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  • 3. Information Literacy sans frontieres  Information Literacy as the key for 21st century librarians  The Web 2.0 connection  Towards a mobile future?  Conclusions
  • 4. “Information Literacy education is the catalyst required to transform the information society of today into the learning society of tomorrow”. (Christine Bruce)
  • 5. Shall we end up like Hadrian’s Library in Athens?
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  • 7. / The death of librarianship?
  • 8. “We’re there to guide, challenge, provide access. and educate!” /
  • 9. They don’t know what they don’t know!
  • 10. JISC Higher education in a Web 2.0 world (2009) "Information literacies – including searching, retrieving and critically evaluating information from a range of appropriate sources and also attributing it – represent a significant and growing deficit area.”
  • 11. It’s a lifelong process
  • 12. Student needs are changing
  • 13. They will challenge us
  • 14. At the centre of all the literacies Media literacy IT literacy Information literacy Language literacy Visual literacy E literacy Information fluency I-skills Information skills
  • 15. What does it mean to be Information Literate?
  • 16. What is Information Literacy? “Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society.” (Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston)
  • 17. SCONUL Seven Pillars framework  Recognising need for information  Distinguishing sources and access  Constructing search strategies  Locating and accessing  Comparing & evaluating  Organising, applying and communicating  Synthesising and adding new knowledge
  • 18. The phenomenological view of Information Literacy
  • 19. Information Literacy
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  • 21. CIBER report, Information behaviour of the researcher of the future. Jan. 2008
  • 22. But is it too late for them?
  • 23. Challenges for Information Literacy  Poor coverage in national media  Need to use logo widely  New promo campaigns working with other stakeholders
  • 24. It’s more than digital literacy
  • 25. and it’s NOT telling them about the Library !
  • 26. Information Literacy is a process UNI Level M UNI Level 3 UNI Level 2 UNI Level 1 SCHOOLS
  • 27. To them we appear as custodians, representatives of a thing, not as partners in facilitating learning! 5403481
  • 28. It’s about embedding “Information Literacy is big and messy, aiming to change habits, via skills embedded in subject study”
  • 29. Librarians as movers and shakers
  • 30. Web 2.0
  • 31. Web 2.0 RSS feeds Wikis Blogs Mashups Podcasting Tagging Vodcasting flickr Twitter MySpace YouTube Instant messaging LibraryThing
  • 32. Library 2.0  Find out your users’ changing needs  Get rid of the culture of perfect  Become aware of emerging technologies and opportunities  Look outside the library world for applications, opportunities, inspiration
  • 33. Recent ACRL report Booth, Char Informing innovation : tracking student interest in emerging Library technologies at Ohio University.
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  • 35. 5163 fans
  • 36. delicious
  • 37. YouTube
  • 38. Podcasts
  • 39. LibraryThing
  • 40. Instant messaging
  • 41. 4.1 billion mobile subscriptions in the world by end of 2008 That’s 61.1% of the global population.
  • 42. 23% of 6.7 billion use the internet By end of 2008 335m mobile broadband subscribers. 14% in developed world, and 1% in developing world.
  • 43. Mobile devices Blackberry Pda Cellphone iPodTouch iPhone
  • 44. Count the iPhones
  • 45. Mobilib at NCSU Library
  • 46. Tours
  • 47. Handhelds for reference services at Penn State University  Emily Rimland Penn State University  Used Sony Viai UX-490, OQO, Futitsu Lifebook and Nokia N-810
  • 48. Using Neo Reader which is free on the iPhone. 1. Scan the QR Code 2. Accept the image taken 3. Neo Reader automatically delivers an action. In this case to open my Flickr stream. QR codes
  • 49. Use RefWorks on your mobile with RefMobile
  • 50. Into the future  Librarians have a dynamic part to play in student learning, through assisting in information literacy development  We must work strategically with academic staff to embed these information literacy interventions  We should encourage a joined-up approach to IL from schools through HE into lifelong learning.  We have a raft of Web 2.0 tools to help with this.
  • 51. Try out Web 2.0 tools and use them where they work
  • 52. Continous Personal Development The new Open University CPD course GT067
  • 53. Promoting equality Key to knowledge Being where they are Wired up Books, e-books Community and diversity The New Librarian?
  • 54. Our future “Our interventions should be constructive, active, asking questions – we are there to sharpen the calibre of their questions.”
  • 55. Librarians go wild