What words come to mind when you see this picture?
Go ahead – shout them out.
Interacting with a cleared landscape can feel like this.
What words come to mind here?
The thing about a jungle-like environment is that I may not see a clear path but I see something and that can be satisficing as ??? Would say.
So, through experience or education, I learn to navigate the jungle by climbing the nearest tree and this is both helpful and potentially harmful because ecologists know that a microclimate can be found in the canopy – temperatures vary
The conditions here are unique, , I may be over or under dressed, confronted by fauna that live only here, it may be raining here when the forest floor was dry. In any case I am ill-prepared.
I hope that these pictures helped you feel a bit for our library users as they navigate their information landscapes.
In the next slide, I use the words of Dr. Annmarie Lloyd (who is speaking in another room – so if you are bored, I will understand if you decamp to hear her expert talk). I think of her as one of the philosophers of IL. I have admired her work for many years.
Landscapes of information – libraries are still those manicured (curated, organized, trimmed, tagged) landscapes but the Internet is another landscape Social networks are another landscape Friends, family, colleagues - the world of human contacts has been the most important landscape in the past. Do we know that it still is or has social media supplanted it for some?
Literacies of information - This has been librarian’s primary concern, of course. We have called it primarily information literacy but we know that part of the Literacies are Digital literacy - how to use a mouse but also how to do that on different devices (not throwing up my hands when confronted with an Apple product) Media literacy Media Information Literacy – Unesco
Modalities What are these – Epistemic – how we assign authority; Physical – can we perform the actions needed (digital literacy); Social – how have we been raised; how have we been educated in school; what do our friends know?
In general, Seniors did better than other groups on dispositions, except for Tolerance of Ambiguity. The differences are not significant but worth watching.
The numbers in the two groups preclude comment on any differences found
Is home schooling a phenomenon here in Britain? I thought that it might be a more significant presence in North Carolina but it wasn’t.
Middle college and early college are programs where students take college classes while still in high school.
By Barry Mangham [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons
Transitions in information literacy understanding the role of dispositions - Bird
Destailleur, Hippolyte; Destailleur, Hippolyte Alexandre Gabriel Walter (1822 - 1893), French, architect, Lainé, Elie, French, landscape architect; architect. (1874-1889). Waddesdon Manor,
View Description: general view, Garden. [Estate]. Retrieved from https://library.artstor.org/asset/ASAHARAIG_111212442671
What words do you think of when you
See this image?
Wyeth, Andrew (American painter, 1917-2009). (1948). Christina's World. Retrieved from https://library.artstor.org/asset/SS35400_35400_23026606
Forest by camp. [Photographic]. Retrieved from https://library.artstor.org/asset/AHARVARD_10310416379
What words do you think of when
You see this forest?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canopy.jpg Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free
Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the
section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.
Literacies of Information
Epistemic / Instrumental
Literacies of Information
Igen or Gen Z (born 1996-present) 215 92
Millenial or Gen Y (born 1965 to
1980) 17 8
Home Schooled 3
Public high school 169 73
Private high school 14 6
Community College 32 14
Middle college 4
Early college 7
Military experience 3
Other Asian Language 7
Other language of any
Was there a library in the school
before you came to UNCG?
Yes 220 94
No 13 6
Did that library have a librarian?
Yes 215 92
No 7 3
There was no library. 11 5
Did you receive any instructions in how
to use library resources at that school
or at home?
Yes 194 83
No 39 17
Who instructed you on how to use
A librarian 125 54
Teachers for each class 75 32
A librarian at the public library 11 5
I received no instruction on how to
use library resources 22 9.4