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Gold Coast LILi 10 21 08

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History, development, projects, mission and plans for LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) group

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Gold Coast LILi 10 21 08

  1. 1. LILi? Esther Grassian UCLA College Library [email_address]
  2. 2. LILi <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Trends & Future Directions </li></ul>
  3. 4. Information Literacy (IL)? <ul><li>Ability to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted from ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report, 1989 </li></ul>
  4. 5. LILi <ul><li>L ifelong I nformation Li teracy </li></ul><ul><li>Many Types of Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>IL in California </li></ul>
  5. 6. My Title… <ul><li>Information Literacy Librarian? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Annual Workshops… <ul><li>2003 & 2004 : Strengthening Research Skills </li></ul><ul><li>2005 : Why Use Anything But Google </li></ul><ul><li>2006 : Super-Googling, Plagiarism & More </li></ul><ul><li>2007 : Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>2008 : Wikipedia, YouTube & Information Literacy </li></ul>
  7. 9. LILi Goal… <ul><li>“ investigate… and craft effective models of lifelong, sequential information literacy instruction …” </li></ul><ul><li>for all types of libraries in California. </li></ul>
  8. 10. LILi Advisory Board <ul><li>Jill Blaemers (ProQuest) </li></ul><ul><li>Meryl Eldridge (Flintridge Prep School) </li></ul><ul><li>Cristin Haake (Millikan High School) </li></ul><ul><li>Debra Hoffmann (CSU Channel Islands) </li></ul><ul><li>Pauline Manaka (UC Irvine) </li></ul><ul><li>Cindy Mediavilla (California State Library) </li></ul><ul><li>Billy Pashaie (Cypress College) </li></ul><ul><li>Sue Pelman (Thousand Oaks Library) </li></ul><ul><li>Marsha Schnirring (Occidental College) </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Womack (Santa Monica College) </li></ul>
  9. 11. LILi Sharing… <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>California IL-Related Events Calendar </li></ul>
  10. 13. Context: Learners <ul><li>Lack of Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Print Mentality </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide </li></ul>
  11. 14. What are they using? <ul><li>CELLPHONES!! </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis, IM & texting </li></ul>
  12. 16. “ Second Life”
  13. 17. Broader Scope.. <ul><li>Higher Ed Accreditation Standards </li></ul><ul><li>ETS iSkills </li></ul><ul><li>Project SAILS </li></ul><ul><li>FYILLAA </li></ul><ul><li>SOS for IL & Educators’ Spotlight Digest </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA/UNESCO: Global InfoLit </li></ul>
  14. 18. IL Survey…
  15. 19. Numbers Available <ul><li>Public Libraries: 1,153 </li></ul><ul><li>Special Libraries: 1,017 </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Libraries: 346 </li></ul><ul><li>Public School Libraries or Library Media Centers: 6,340 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL of the above: 8,856 </li></ul><ul><li>ESTIMATED GRAND TOTAL: 13,000 </li></ul>
  16. 21. Surprising Data! <ul><li>Teaching…in a Tea House (USC) </li></ul>
  17. 22. They’re also teaching… <ul><li>… in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi & American Sign Language (Alameda County Library) </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving VOIP (Voice Over IP) Library Sessions (National University) </li></ul>
  18. 23. 17 California State Universities (CSU) Reach the following: Elementary school students 18% Middle school students 29% High school students 65% Undergraduate/Graduates 100% College faculty 82% General public 35% Senior Citizens 29%
  19. 24. 21 Private Colleges & Universities <ul><li>Use ACRL IL Standards + Big 6 (U of Redlands) </li></ul><ul><li>Teach not to procrastinate (Loyola Marymount) </li></ul>
  20. 25. 27 Community Colleges <ul><li>7% teach junior high students </li></ul><ul><li>30% teach high school students </li></ul><ul><li>15% teach high school faculty </li></ul><ul><li>7% teach parents of college students </li></ul><ul><li>41% teach general public adults </li></ul><ul><li>30% teach general public senior citizens </li></ul>
  21. 26. 12 University of California Libraries <ul><li>UC Irvine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches elementary school, junior high & high school students & faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reaches every freshperson (4000/year) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UC Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does IL in social settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses cellphones </li></ul></ul>
  22. 27. 40 Public Libraries <ul><li>Santa Clara County </li></ul><ul><ul><li>>100,000 users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80 full-time librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use iPods & publicize widely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach 101-250/year </li></ul></ul>
  23. 28. More public libraries… <ul><li>Outreach to schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Visit schools doing all day sessions for classes” (Palos Verdes District, Peninsula Center Library) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Berkeley Public Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>81-100% of users have serious or profound IL needs </li></ul></ul>
  24. 29. 3 Special Libraries <ul><li>Boeing Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>>100,000 users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>47 full-time, 3 part-time librarians + 9 library technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach “how to avoid copyright problems” </li></ul></ul>
  25. 31. Further Research Is Needed <ul><li>Goal : An information literate populace </li></ul>
  26. 32. Review… LILi <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul>
  27. 33. Please Join Us! <ul><li>Phone Conference Call: </li></ul><ul><li>November 7 th , 11 am – 12:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>LILi Google Group </li></ul><ul><li>Email me: estherg@library.ucla.edu </li></ul>
  28. 34. Questions?

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