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The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information             Literacy         Ruth Stubbings, Loughborough University
TodayBy the end of today you: • will have gained an understanding of the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy • be...
Acknowledgements Moira Bent from Newcastle University Colleagues on SCONUL WGIL Group  Stephane Goldstein from RIN
The 7Ps and you….Two things re the 7Ps and you!• One thing you like / will use or encourage colleagues touse• One improvem...
What does it mean to be    information literate? Becoming a Lifelong       Developing ideas  learner                    ...
All ofthese areaspects of   IL
Jerome Parker Information Literacy Wiki http://jeromeparkercampuslibrary.wikispaces.com/
SCONULSociety of College, National & University Libraries SCONUL promotes excellence in library services in higher educati...
The 7Ps and you….                                            Have you heard of the model?                                 ...
The Seven Pillars of Information Skills•   In 1999, the SCONUL Information Skills Task Force published    Information skil...
The model allowed us toFormulate ideas around the concept of information skillsDevelop frameworks to plan against when dev...
Seven Pillars around the world World Map 1689 — No. 1 by Chuck “Caveman” Coker http://www.flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/...
In the UKSCONUL WGIL survey 2009 – 7Ps used in 40 HE Libraries• Underpins IL programme design                       10• Us...
Collapsing pillars….                                                     Hee, hee! I                                      ...
The new model: key principlesMust be flexible and adaptableMust be cyclical, not step drivenAble to apply to different use...
SCONUL Information Literacy Definition Information literate people will demonstrate an awareness of how they gather, use, ...
Information landscape
The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model  recognises that:     information seeking is not linear     it is a...
Seven Pillars: New model
                                                 Seven Pillars: Doughnut    http://www.sconul.ac.uk/topics_issues/info_lit...
Research lensThe Research lens varies from core model as it is set:      in task at hand – that of research      in an ind...
Core model   Research lens
Core Model   Research lens
The 7Ps and you….Drawing on your experience, discuss in groups:     Looking at the core model, which pillars do you or    ...
Since the launch…          Welsh IL Framework          Cambridge New          Curriculum          OER (open educational   ...
What next?                                                            Develop more lenses                                 ...
One thing...     Keep in touch     Ruth Stubbings     r.e.stubbings@lboro.ac.uk     Moira Bent     moira.bent@ncl.ac.uk   ...
Some useful links   SCONUL Seven Pillarshttp://www.sconul.ac.uk/groups/information_literacy/seven_pillars.html   An Inform...
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The new SCONUL 7 pillars

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Presentation given at "Change, Challenge and Collaborate" event held at De Montfort University Kimberlin Library on 22nd May 2012, an event organised by the East Midlands ARL Group of CILIP.

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The new SCONUL 7 pillars

  1. 1. The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy Ruth Stubbings, Loughborough University
  2. 2. TodayBy the end of today you: • will have gained an understanding of the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy • be able to differentiate between the core model and research lens • be able to apply the model and / or lens to your or your colleagues teaching
  3. 3. Acknowledgements Moira Bent from Newcastle University Colleagues on SCONUL WGIL Group Stephane Goldstein from RIN
  4. 4. The 7Ps and you….Two things re the 7Ps and you!• One thing you like / will use or encourage colleagues touse• One improvement / suggestion / commentQuestions – feel free to ask as we go along
  5. 5. What does it mean to be information literate? Becoming a Lifelong  Developing ideas learner  Using IT Using the Library effectively  Knowing where to look Understanding what you  Interpreting, summarising read  Understanding how Using info wisely information works Organising resources
  6. 6. All ofthese areaspects of IL
  7. 7. Jerome Parker Information Literacy Wiki http://jeromeparkercampuslibrary.wikispaces.com/
  8. 8. SCONULSociety of College, National & University Libraries SCONUL promotes excellence in library services in higher education and national libraries across the UK and Ireland by Promoting the sharing and development of good practice Influencing policy makers and encouraging debate Raising the profile of higher education and national libraries
  9. 9. The 7Ps and you…. Have you heard of the model? Were any of you or your colleagues using the old model?Handsome hands by Photo extremist http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevlue/5263791953/ Reproduced under CCL
  10. 10. The Seven Pillars of Information Skills• In 1999, the SCONUL Information Skills Task Force published Information skills in higher education: a SCONUL position paper introducing the Seven Pillars of Information Skills model.
  11. 11. The model allowed us toFormulate ideas around the concept of information skillsDevelop frameworks to plan against when developing skillsprogrammesUse terminology to initiate discussions with academic staffMeasure progress against a national normArticulate outcomes to studentsCompare our work against common goalsLink into other professional arenas (i-skills)
  12. 12. Seven Pillars around the world World Map 1689 — No. 1 by Chuck “Caveman” Coker http://www.flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/3185534518/ Reproduced under CCL
  13. 13. In the UKSCONUL WGIL survey 2009 – 7Ps used in 40 HE Libraries• Underpins IL programme design 10• Used in strategy & / or policy documents 6• Library or HEI frameworks are based on it 5• Used for learning outcomes or competencies 4• Provides framework for online / VLE IL module 4• Used for discussion and debate 3• Linked to IL quiz 1
  14. 14. Collapsing pillars…. Hee, hee! I think yourCriticism of old Seven Pillars model: pillars have collapsed Emphasis on skills Perceived as linear Focused on print Geoff Inflexible, difficult to adapt By librarians for librarians 12 years old so didnt cover new concepts and developments in the information world
  15. 15. The new model: key principlesMust be flexible and adaptableMust be cyclical, not step drivenAble to apply to different user populationsInitial focus had to be UK HECore model has to use standard (“librarian”“academic”) terminologyMust extend from skills to attitudes andbehavioursMust be easy to apply in practical situations
  16. 16. SCONUL Information Literacy Definition Information literate people will demonstrate an awareness of how they gather, use, manage, synthesise and create information and data in an ethical manner and will have the information skills to do so effectively. Not only: Skills and competencies But also: Attitudes and behaviours
  17. 17. Information landscape
  18. 18. The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model recognises that: information seeking is not linear it is an iterative process individuals can start their search any where in the process individuals can be expert on different pillars at different times
  19. 19. Seven Pillars: New model
  20. 20.   Seven Pillars: Doughnut http://www.sconul.ac.uk/topics_issues/info_literacy/
  21. 21. Research lensThe Research lens varies from core model as it is set: in task at hand – that of research in an individuals IL landscape in the subject area links closely to another professional bodies standards (Vitae) uses language of a researcher
  22. 22. Core model Research lens
  23. 23. Core Model Research lens
  24. 24. The 7Ps and you….Drawing on your experience, discuss in groups: Looking at the core model, which pillars do you or your colleagues teach and why? How could you use the core model to negotiate and plan information literacy teaching in your institution?
  25. 25. Since the launch… Welsh IL Framework Cambridge New Curriculum OER (open educational Resources) Digital literacy lens Law lens….
  26. 26. What next? Develop more lenses Monitor take-up and use Listen to feedback Regularly update Engage with stakeholdersTemple de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona by Ruth Stubbings
  27. 27. One thing... Keep in touch Ruth Stubbings r.e.stubbings@lboro.ac.uk Moira Bent moira.bent@ncl.ac.uk www.moirabent.blogspot.com
  28. 28. Some useful links SCONUL Seven Pillarshttp://www.sconul.ac.uk/groups/information_literacy/seven_pillars.html An Information Literacy Framework for Waleshttp://library.wales .org/uploads/media/Information_Literacy_Framework_Wales.pdf Cambridge New Curriculum for ILhttp://arcadiaproject.lib.cam.ac.uk/docs/ANCIL_final.pdf

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