Information literacy communities of practice in a converged service
Information literacy communities
of practice in a converged service
IFLA Satellite Meeting, Limerick
14 August 2014
• Converged service
• Where does information literacy fit?
• Is Information Learning Services a learning
• Staff development based on shared values
(Camille and Wu 2010)
• Learning for both service users and staff
(Bergat and d’Elia 2010)
• Information literacy at core of our learning
• Those in roles focusing on IL need to be as
high priority for IL training as those on
periphery (Pagell and Munoo 2010)
• Users of an information service rarely
distinguish between staff in different roles
(Sult and Evangeliste 2009)
Lecture by nist6dh
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• Divide between practice-based and wider
– Referencing vs ethics of information use
– Information searching vs evaluation of resources
– Current awareness services vs ongoing learning
With thanks to Katy Wrathall for initiating the
project and providing the framework within
which it took place.
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