A Digital Literacy Lens for theSCONUL 7 Pillars ModelHelen HowardSCONUL Working Group onInformation Literacy
Context  Your                           Creationfeedback             SCONUL               Digital           Literacy Lens ...
“Digital literacy defines those capabilities which fit anindividual for living, learning and working in a digital society”...
Futurelab:digital literacyacross thecurriculum http://www2.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy...
SCONUL and Digital Literacy  Sconul’s working group on IL:  •Promotes IL within HE sector  •Develops and refines 7 pillars...
Lenses: Same Pillars, Different Views   • Research   • Open Content   • Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy Lens:  • To explain and scope DL, and encourage debate  • To assess skills of profession  • To assist dev...
IDENTIFY   Understands:        Is able to:           Concept of DL in   Recognise skills              context            n...
SCOPE   Understands:          Is able to:         Copyright, IPR       Identify search            issues                 t...
PLAN   Understands:         Is able to:         Differences        Assess forms       between search             tools    ...
GATHER   Understands:         Is able to:         Range of digital     Use range of         content / media      digital t...
EVALUATE   Understands:          Is able to:              Range of          Assess suitability            technologies    ...
MANAGE   Understands:          Is able to:         Ethical issues re    Organise digital          info handling          c...
PRESENT   Understands:          Is able to:          Online security /    Communicate           privacy issues       effec...
• Think about the lens in the context of your own  skills• Pick a statement, section or pillar where  – You feel confident...
Consultation, comments, feedback      • Lens was produced in November and updated in January        following feedback fro...
Survey of Library Directors• Does the DL lens  describe the range of  capabilities staff are  expected to demonstrate?    ...
SCONUL DL project• JISC-funding for a number of Professional Associations (incl.  SEDA, ALT, ALDinHE, AUA, HEDG, Vitae)   ...
What are the DL skills of staff working in HE Libraries? • All professional associations did a survey of their members   (...
6 digital capabilities: which do you have? ICT / Computer      Information                                      Media Lite...
Areas of staff expertise? (student support / academic liaisonroles)1. Information Literacy2. ICT / Computer Literacy3. Com...
Essential for staff to develop expertise in this area?Information Literacy – 92%ICT / Computer Literacy – 90%Communication...
Library Services support of DL• How is your service  contributing to strategic         30  development of your            ...
Library Services support of DL• Is your service taking a lead in developing your institution’s  digital literacy?         ...
Survey results from all Professional Associations • Widespread confidence in use of technologies • Less confidence in capa...
SCONUL DL Project Future PlansContribute to CILIP’s body of professionalknowledge     Interpret and disseminate findings o...
SCONUL DL Lens Future UsesTool to explain and scope DL, beyond adefinition    Can be developed, interpreted and    applied...
Questions, Comments, Thoughts...
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Digital Literacy Lens for the SCONUL 7 pillars model of IL

  1. 1. A Digital Literacy Lens for theSCONUL 7 Pillars ModelHelen HowardSCONUL Working Group onInformation Literacy
  2. 2. Context Your Creationfeedback SCONUL Digital Literacy Lens Future Content Feedback
  3. 3. “Digital literacy defines those capabilities which fit anindividual for living, learning and working in a digital society” ICT / Commun- Information Media Digital Learningcomputer icate & literacy literacy scholarship skills literacy collaborate(JISC Developing Digital Literacies Briefing Paper)http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/funding/2011/04/Briefingpaper.pdf
  4. 4. Futurelab:digital literacyacross thecurriculum http://www2.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf
  5. 5. SCONUL and Digital Literacy Sconul’s working group on IL: •Promotes IL within HE sector •Develops and refines 7 pillars model •Supports info professionals to deliver innovative IL •Provides a focus for IL within Sconul •Manages any IL-related projects
  6. 6. Lenses: Same Pillars, Different Views • Research • Open Content • Digital Literacy
  7. 7. Digital Literacy Lens: • To explain and scope DL, and encourage debate • To assess skills of profession • To assist development of DL across HE community, including student skills Developed by: • Looking at the digital environment, tools and technologies in HE • Considering skills and behaviours needed • Looking at DL work elsewherehttp://www.sconul.ac.uk/groups/information_literacy/seven_pillars.html
  8. 8. IDENTIFY Understands: Is able to: Concept of DL in Recognise skills context needed Structure of Assess digital digital content content and tools Lifecycle of Match digital digital info solution to task
  9. 9. SCOPE Understands: Is able to: Copyright, IPR Identify search issues tools Digital publication Assess digital formats formats Accessibility Evaluate new issues tools
  10. 10. PLAN Understands: Is able to: Differences Assess forms between search tools of digital media Impact of sharing Exploit online content communication Where to locate Assign meta- & publish content data tags
  11. 11. GATHER Understands: Is able to: Range of digital Use range of content / media digital tools Collaborative Download digital tools info Risks of virtual Engage in online world collaboration
  12. 12. EVALUATE Understands: Is able to: Range of Assess suitability technologies of content Quality of digital Read online info information critically Critical user of Discoverability of digital tools own material
  13. 13. MANAGE Understands: Is able to: Ethical issues re Organise digital info handling content Plagiarism / Cite & reference referencing correctly Need to keep Personalise digital systematic record environment
  14. 14. PRESENT Understands: Is able to: Online security / Communicate privacy issues effectively New tools for Develop online communication profile Need to consider Select publication digital self outlets
  15. 15. • Think about the lens in the context of your own skills• Pick a statement, section or pillar where – You feel confident about your skills – You think you could develop more• Write on post-its and share with your table
  16. 16. Consultation, comments, feedback • Lens was produced in November and updated in January following feedback from various institutions and DL experts • Final set of comments to be incorporated shortly to form final version – send us your thoughts! • Included in a survey of SCONUL Library Directors
  17. 17. Survey of Library Directors• Does the DL lens describe the range of capabilities staff are expected to demonstrate? 0.0% – Yes 10.4% – Partially – No Yes Partially Not applicable 89.6%
  18. 18. SCONUL DL project• JISC-funding for a number of Professional Associations (incl. SEDA, ALT, ALDinHE, AUA, HEDG, Vitae) – to engage their members in DL agenda – to help disseminate findings of main JISC Developing Digital Literacies projects http://www.jisc.ac.uk/developingdigitalliteracies• SCONUL project aims to: – Engage institutions, particularly relating DL to IL – Develop skills and behaviours to maximise benefits of working in digital environment – Look at Sconul’s own DL and digital presencehttp://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/48784891/SCONUL%20DL
  19. 19. What are the DL skills of staff working in HE Libraries? • All professional associations did a survey of their members (staff developers, learning developers, academic administrators…) • SCONUL survey asked Library Directors to assess their staff • To review capabilities of information professionals working in technology rich environments and assess how roles could be more effective
  20. 20. 6 digital capabilities: which do you have? ICT / Computer Information Media Literacy Literacy LiteracyCommunication Digital Learning Skills& Collaboration Scholarship
  21. 21. Areas of staff expertise? (student support / academic liaisonroles)1. Information Literacy2. ICT / Computer Literacy3. Communication & Collaboration4. Learning Skills5. Media Literacy6. Digital Scholarship
  22. 22. Essential for staff to develop expertise in this area?Information Literacy – 92%ICT / Computer Literacy – 90%Communication & Collaboration – 81%Digital Scholarship – 77%Learning Skills – 71%Media Literacy – 69%
  23. 23. Library Services support of DL• How is your service contributing to strategic 30 development of your 25 institution’s digital literacy? 20 – Formally 15 – Locally 10 – Informally 5 0 – No involvement
  24. 24. Library Services support of DL• Is your service taking a lead in developing your institution’s digital literacy? 4.2% 8.3% 18.8% Yes Yes - in partnership 68.8% No Other
  25. 25. Survey results from all Professional Associations • Widespread confidence in use of technologies • Less confidence in capacity to “keep up” • Blurred boundaries of personal / professional life • Anxiety / excitement over loss of f2f learning • Adoption of technology takes place informally • Main barriers are lack of time and opportunity • Growing awareness of digital inequalities
  26. 26. SCONUL DL Project Future PlansContribute to CILIP’s body of professionalknowledge Interpret and disseminate findings of main projects, esp in relation to IL Provide professional development opportunities e.g. Webinars / opportunities to experiment • What would help you?
  27. 27. SCONUL DL Lens Future UsesTool to explain and scope DL, beyond adefinition Can be developed, interpreted and applied A tool to underpin development of student skills and our own?
  28. 28. Questions, Comments, Thoughts...

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