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Developing Digital scholarship and information literate staff


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Presentation given at the UCISA Digital Capabilities event on 25th and 26th May 2016.

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Developing Digital scholarship and information literate staff

  1. 1. Developing digital scholarship and information literate staff Dr Jane Secker London School of Economics and Political Science UCISA Digital Capabilities Conference: 26th-27th May 2016
  2. 2. The trouble with terminology… Image: Networking from Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC-ND: :
  3. 3. My dolly is bigger than yours…. Image: ‘Russian Dolls’ by Lachlan Fearnley, CC BY-SA 3.0 Matryoshka metaphor conceived by Florence Dujardin (@afdujardin)
  4. 4. Information Literacy and other literacies Secker and Coonan, 2013
  5. 5. Digital literacies or capabilities?
  6. 6. What is digital literacy? …….the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society. Jisc (2015) Literacy = students Capability = staff Scholarship??
  7. 7. What is information literacy? Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations. UNESCO (2005) Alexandria Proclamation
  8. 8. A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) Secker and Coonan (2013)
  9. 9. Is digital a red herring?
  10. 10. Or is digital an opportunity?
  11. 11. Digital natives? Photo by Flickingerbrad licensed under Creative Commons Photo by starmanseries licensed under Creative Commons
  12. 12. Visitors and residents Images: Jisc InfoNet Visitors and Residents collection licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND:
  13. 13. Digital literacy at LSE: 2005-2016
  14. 14. Digital literacy is real
  15. 15. What works ?
  16. 16. What doesn’t? Startled cat from Flickr licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND:
  17. 17. Innovation and transforming teaching
  18. 18. Working with students as partners
  19. 19. Aligning with strategy Portrait of a loser from Flickr licensed under CC-BY:
  20. 20. Making it sustainable Sustainability by Kyle MacKenzie at
  21. 21. Collaboration …. Marvel Avengers from Flickr licensed under CC-BY: Together from Flickr licensed under CC-BY-SA:
  22. 22. Thank you – any questions? @jsecker
  23. 23. Further reading Hinrichsen, J and Coombs (2013). The five resources of critical digital literacy: a framework for curriculum integration. Research in Learning Technology. 21: 21334. Jisc (2015) Developing students’ digital literacy: quick guide. LSE SADL Project: Secker, Jane (2012) Digital literacy support for researchers: the personalised approach. In: Priestner, Andy and Tilley, Elizabeth, (eds.) Personalising library services in higher education: the boutique approach. Ashgate, Farnham, UK, pp. 107 -125. Available at: Secker, J and Coonan, E. (2013) Rethinking Information Literacy: a practical framework for supporting learning. Facet Publishing: London. Straumsheil, C (2016, May 13) Leave it in the Bag. Inside Higher Education. Available at: UNESCO (2015) Media and Information Literacy. Available at: development/media-literacy/mil-as-composite-concept/ White, D and Le Cornu, (2011) Visitors and Residents: a new typology for online engagement. First Monday. Available at: