Developing profiles for theinformation literacy professional#infolitpro Sheila WebberInformation SchoolUniversity of SheffieldJune 2013
Aim• To develop a set of profiles for the InformationLiteracy Professional (ILP)– Profiles for different sectors and developed in differentlanguages to suit local needs• ILP = anyone who has IL-related activities as a keyand core part of his or her job. The actual job titlewill vary.
Purposes• Help people writing/revising job descriptions orputting together a case for an IL professional• Aid planning for Continuing ProfessionalDevelopment (CPD)• Help in the work of establishing the importance of IL
Process• Identify relevant documents and other evidence• Team leaders for different countries/ sectors• Hold face to face and virtual workshops e.g. LILAC,COLRIC, European Conference on InformationLiteracy• Use online tools to generate ideas, draft and refinethe profiles.• Target for profile set is the IFLA Conference August2014
End product for each profile• Document outlining what the skills, knowledge andattitudes of the ILP might be and whateducation/CPD for the ILP could look like• Plus richer evidence about what being an ILProfessional can mean & a dynamic online resourceas a focal point for further development• Still deciding best way of publishing - for themoment it’s the blog
What kinds ofevidence?Millet, M.S. (2007) Information LiteracyCoordinator. In: Shontz, P.K. and Murray, R.A.(Eds.) A day in the life: career options in libraryand information science. Westport, CT:Libraries Unlimited. pp.140-143Face to face and virtual meetingsPresentations,social mediaBooksJob descriptionsLau, J. (2006)Guidelines oninformationliteracy forlifelonglearning. TheHague: IFLAResearch, articles