The New Curriculum for Information Literacy: Business Librarians Association conference: Keynote

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This was a keynote based on ANCIL (A New Curriculum for Information Literacy) given at the Business Librarians Association Annual Conference at Leicester on 10th July 2014

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The New Curriculum for Information Literacy: Business Librarians Association conference: Keynote

  1. 1. The new curriculum for information literacy Jane Secker, LSE BLA Conference, 10th July 2014 Image: ‘Path path path’ by Hockadilly, CC BY-NC 2.0
  2. 2. What is A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL)? What IS information literacy and how does it improve the student experience? What is the librarian’s role?
  3. 3. Evolution of ANCIL Develop a new, revolutionary curriculum for information literacy in a digital age
  4. 4. Evolution of ANCIL Develop a new, revolutionary curriculum for information literacy in a digital age Strategies for implementing the curriculum and resources to support it
  5. 5. Evolution of ANCIL Understand the needs of undergraduates entering HE over the coming 5 years Map the current landscape of information literacy Develop a practical curriculum and supporting resources Develop a new, revolutionary curriculum for information literacy in a digital age
  6. 6. newcurriculum.wordpress.com/research-background/
  7. 7. newcurriculum.wordpress.com/research-background/
  8. 8. newcurriculum.wordpress.com/research-background/
  9. 9. Milestones and deadlines Literature review/catch up - 6-9th May and ongoing Best practice review - 6th-13th May and ongoing Expert consultation: pilot - 13th May Expert consultation: interviews - 16th-27th May First draft outline - 8th June Plan next stage and revise Expert consultation workshop: during week of 13th-20th June Final curriculum, evidence toolkit, framework review and literature review by 8th July
  10. 10. The expert consultation Format and structure of the curriculum Timing of the interventions Teaching style and the method of delivery Role of audits and assessment Marketing and promotion Key drivers and barriers to implementation Considerations around technology Image: ‘temple to apollo’ by zoe52, CC BY-NC 2.0
  11. 11. Technology http://www.public-domain-image.com
  12. 12. Project outputs Curriculum Expert consultation report Theoretical background report Concept diagrams Information literacy definition Advocacy video Lesson planning tool Resource wiki Institutional audit tools Implementation strategies report Information literacy first aid model Rethinking Information Literacy newcurriculum.wordpress.com/using-ancil/
  13. 13. newcurriculum.wordpress.com/using-ancil/
  14. 14. What IS information literacy? How does it improve the student experience?
  15. 15. Why does this still matter? Photo by Flickingerbrad licensed under Creative Commons Photo by starmanseries licensed under Creative Commons
  16. 16. Information literacy is complex
  17. 17. Image: ‘Russian Dolls’ by Lachlan Fearnley, CC BY-SA 3.0 Matryoshka metaphor conceived by Florence Dujardin (@afdujardin) A matter of perspective
  18. 18. Information literacy and learning development Image: ‘Two sides of the same Loonie’ by James McCaffrey, CC BY 2.0
  19. 19. Information literacy and employability Image: ‘Google Office’ by Pixel Pro Photography, CC BY NC- SA 2.0
  20. 20. Information literacy and lifelong learning Image by Pedro Riberiro Simoes ‘Reading the Newspaper’ : ‘CC BY NC-SA 2.0
  21. 21. What is the librarian’s role?
  22. 22. Image credit: Gungahlin Public Library (reproduced by permission of Libraries ACT) Image © Gungahlin Public Library (reproduced by permission of Libraries ACT)
  23. 23. Image credit: Gungahlin Public Library (reproduced by permission of Libraries ACT) Image © Gungahlin Public Library (reproduced by permission of Libraries ACT)
  24. 24. “ ... the main gap I am finding is with regards to critical and holistic thinking. There seems to be a teach‐to‐test culture which focuses on circumscribing knowledge into manageable boxes ... ” (ANCIL Expert Consultation Report, 2011)
  25. 25. Joining up support
  26. 26. Embedding in the curriculum
  27. 27. Challenging perceptions …. “… if the teachers, whether they’re school or university teachers, don’t have the same view of IL that we do, it’s always going to be [about] the skills. And the skills are fine but anybody can teach the skills; it’s teaching the changing attitude and the different approach that I think has to come from the teachers.” (ANCIL Expert Consultation Report, 2011)
  28. 28. Credibility and capability
  29. 29. Qualifications and staff development
  30. 30. Student as partners
  31. 31. “What I work with is the information that’s still inside people’s heads, that’s not yet structured or fully articulated, that’s the result of the creative encounter between an individual and a learning context.” (The Mongoose Librarian, 2013)
  32. 32. Thank you! j.secker@lse.ac.uk / @jsecker http://newcurriculum.wordpress.com

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