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Information Literacy sans frontieres


    Peter Godwin
    University of Bedfordshire
    1 July 2009
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/plentyofants/203275559
Information Literacy sans frontieres


     Information Literacy as the key for 21st
     century librarians
    The Web...
“Information Literacy education
                                         is the catalyst required
                        ...
Shall we end up like
Hadrian’s Library in Athens?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/trois-tetes/9240496/sizes/m/
/




                                                         The death of librarianship?

    http://www.flickr.com/phot...
“We’re there to guide,
 challenge, provide access.
       and educate!”




http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/243528208...
They don’t
know
what they don’t
know!




   http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/573830063/sizes/m/
JISC Higher education in a Web 2.0 world
(2009)


 "Information literacies – including searching,
   retrieving and critic...
It’s a lifelong
                                              process




http://www.flickr.com/photos/59314524@N00/324624...
Student needs are changing
They will challenge us
At the centre of all the literacies

 Media literacy
 IT literacy Information literacy
 Language literacy             Visu...
What does it mean to be
                                      Information Literate?




http://www.flickr.com/photos/millz...
What is Information Literacy?

 “Information literacy is the adoption of
   appropriate information behaviour to
   identi...
SCONUL Seven Pillars   framework


                                Recognising need for
                                 ...
The phenomenological view of
     Information Literacy




http://www.flickr.com/photos/71428150@N00/2349209355/sizes/m/
Information Literacy




                       http://www.search-cube.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/queen_of_subtle/262213379/sizes/m/
CIBER report, Information behaviour of
the researcher of the future. Jan. 2008
But is it too late
                                                           for them?




http://www.flickr.com/photos/p...
Challenges for Information Literacy

  Poor coverage in national media
  Need to use logo widely
  New promo campaigns ...
It’s more than digital literacy




    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26158685@N04/2798850223/sizes/m/
and it’s NOT telling them about
the Library !




         http://www.flickr.com/photos/mn_francis/113890389/sizes/m/
Information Literacy is a process



                       UNI
                      Level
                        M

   ...
To them we appear as custodians, representatives of a thing, not
as partners in facilitating learning!




               ...
It’s about embedding




            “Information Literacy is big and messy,
         aiming to change habits, via skills ...
Librarians as movers and shakers




 http://flickr.com/photos/yarraplenty/521189422
Web 2.0
Web 2.0
 RSS feeds
                       Wikis
         Blogs
                               Mashups
   Podcasting       ...
Library 2.0

  Find out your users’ changing needs
  Get rid of the culture of perfect
  Become aware of emerging techn...
Recent ACRL report

 Booth, Char Informing innovation :
  tracking student interest in emerging
  Library technologies at ...
   http://www.flickr.com/photos/notratched/2590959112/sizes/m/
5163 fans
delicious
YouTube
Podcasts
LibraryThing
Instant messaging
4.1 billion mobile subscriptions in the world by end of 2008
                         That’s 61.1% of the global populatio...
23% of 6.7 billion use the internet




 By end of 2008 335m mobile broadband subscribers.
14% in developed world, and 1% ...
Mobile devices
                                                                                                       Blac...
Count the iPhones

   http://www.flickr.com/photos/36521984920@N01/857038592
Mobilib at NCSU Library
Tours
Handhelds for reference services at Penn
State University

     Emily Rimland Penn State University
     Used Sony Viai ...
Using Neo Reader which is free on the iPhone.
1. Scan the QR Code
2. Accept the image taken
3. Neo Reader automatically de...
Use RefWorks on your mobile with RefMobile
Into the future

    Librarians have a dynamic part to play in
     student learning, through assisting in
     informati...
Try out Web 2.0 tools and use them
                                          where they work

http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Continous Personal Development

 The new Open University CPD
   course GT067
Promoting equality

  Key to knowledge



                                              Being where they
                 ...
Our future

  “Our interventions should
   be constructive, active,
   asking questions – we
   are there to sharpen the
 ...
Librarians go wild




         http://flickr.com/photos/driek/514714536/
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  1. 1. Information Literacy sans frontieres Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire 1 July 2009
  2. 2. / http://www.flickr.com/photos/plentyofants/203275559
  3. 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. 4. “Information Literacy education is the catalyst required to transform the information society of today into the learning society of tomorrow”. (Christine Bruce) http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3109294361/sizes/m/
  5. 5. Shall we end up like Hadrian’s Library in Athens?
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/trois-tetes/9240496/sizes/m/
  7. 7. / The death of librarianship? http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarygeek/741879088
  8. 8. “We’re there to guide, challenge, provide access. and educate!” http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/2435282088/sizes/m /
  9. 9. They don’t know what they don’t know! http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/573830063/sizes/m/
  10. 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. 11. It’s a lifelong process http://www.flickr.com/photos/59314524@N00/3246244830
  12. 12. Student needs are changing
  13. 13. They will challenge us
  14. 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. 15. What does it mean to be Information Literate? http://www.flickr.com/photos/millzero/1523858246/
  16. 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. 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. 18. The phenomenological view of Information Literacy http://www.flickr.com/photos/71428150@N00/2349209355/sizes/m/
  19. 19. Information Literacy http://www.search-cube.com
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/queen_of_subtle/262213379/sizes/m/
  21. 21. CIBER report, Information behaviour of the researcher of the future. Jan. 2008
  22. 22. But is it too late for them? http://www.flickr.com/photos/peskylibrary/1357064606/
  23. 23. Challenges for Information Literacy  Poor coverage in national media  Need to use logo widely  New promo campaigns working with other stakeholders
  24. 24. It’s more than digital literacy http://www.flickr.com/photos/26158685@N04/2798850223/sizes/m/
  25. 25. and it’s NOT telling them about the Library ! http://www.flickr.com/photos/mn_francis/113890389/sizes/m/
  26. 26. Information Literacy is a process UNI Level M UNI Level 3 UNI Level 2 UNI Level 1 SCHOOLS
  27. 27. To them we appear as custodians, representatives of a thing, not as partners in facilitating learning! http://www.flickr.com/photos/91281489@N00/12 5403481
  28. 28. It’s about embedding “Information Literacy is big and messy, aiming to change habits, via skills embedded in subject study”
  29. 29. Librarians as movers and shakers http://flickr.com/photos/yarraplenty/521189422
  30. 30. Web 2.0
  31. 31. Web 2.0 RSS feeds Wikis Blogs Mashups Podcasting Tagging Vodcasting flickr Twitter del.icio.us MySpace YouTube Instant messaging LibraryThing
  32. 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. 33. Recent ACRL report Booth, Char Informing innovation : tracking student interest in emerging Library technologies at Ohio University.
  34. 34.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/notratched/2590959112/sizes/m/
  35. 35. 5163 fans
  36. 36. delicious
  37. 37. YouTube
  38. 38. Podcasts
  39. 39. LibraryThing
  40. 40. Instant messaging
  41. 41. 4.1 billion mobile subscriptions in the world by end of 2008 That’s 61.1% of the global population. http://www.flickr.com/photos/17731548@N00/2051756510
  42. 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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulobrandao/2733141192/sizes/m/
  43. 43. Mobile devices Blackberry www.flickr.com/photos/80018218@N00/217877008 Pda www.flickr.com/photos/28902292@N00/272713766 www.flickr.com/photos/11018968@N00/48288735 Cellphone iPodTouch iPhone www.flickr.com/photos/44124466908@N01/1398846596
  44. 44. Count the iPhones http://www.flickr.com/photos/36521984920@N01/857038592
  45. 45. Mobilib at NCSU Library
  46. 46. Tours
  47. 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. 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/create_up/3489797454/sizes/m/
  49. 49. Use RefWorks on your mobile with RefMobile
  50. 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. 51. Try out Web 2.0 tools and use them where they work http://www.flickr.com/photos/abridgeover/401110043/sizes/m/
  52. 52. Continous Personal Development The new Open University CPD course GT067
  53. 53. Promoting equality Key to knowledge Being where they are Wired up Books, e-books Community and diversity http://www.flickr.com/photos/blg3/3208832266/ The New Librarian?
  54. 54. Our future “Our interventions should be constructive, active, asking questions – we are there to sharpen the calibre of their questions.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/2516648940/sizes/m/
  55. 55. Librarians go wild http://flickr.com/photos/driek/514714536/

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