Improving Library and Information Services: Phenomenographically! 13th June

Join Sheila Webber, Bill Johnston, Eva Hornung, Lauren Smith and Emily Wheeler as they explore phenomenography as a research approach and identify how it can be useful to you and your organisation when planning for future service development, redesign or developing partnerships. There will be opportunity to exchange experience, learn about the approach and gain confidence in applying it.

What is phenomenography?

Phenomenography is a way of finding out about the different ways that people think about and experience something. It helps ensure you don’t make assumptions about how people feel about a service, or some other phenomenon. This includes avoiding the assumption that everyone thinks the same way! It is also often used as a prelude to teaching. For example, if you understand more about how learners (and their educators) conceive of information literacy, copyright, or data management, it will help you design more effective learning. Phenomenographic data is usally collected via interview, and the interview process itself can also help engage the interest of users. Continue reading Improving Library and Information Services: Phenomenographically! 13th June

ARCL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Webcast Series: Webcast 3: Friday 5th May

The CILIP Information Literacy Group are delighted to launch a series of 3 webinars and we are partnering with an expert team from the United States, from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in this series of webinars exploring the Intersections between Scholarly Communications and Information Literacy. These webinars will be free to ILG members and are offered at a reduced rate for those who wish to sign up to the series.

Webcast 3: Talking Points: Strategies for Building Collaborative Partnerships at the Intersections – Friday 5th May | 3 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. CST

Because the intersections extend beyond traditional disciplinary or departmental boundaries, librarians must seek connections with all relevant campus stakeholders to maximize their impact. Continue reading ARCL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Webcast Series: Webcast 3: Friday 5th May

Inquiry into fake news: the CILIP ILG response

Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Executive Director of InformAll, outlines our recent submission to the inquiry into fake news that is being conducted by the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport.

In January 2017, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport launched an inquiry into fake news. As is usual with such inquiries, the Committee invited submissions from interested parties, prior to compiling a report – which we hope will be published later in the year.

CILIP Information Literacy GroupThe CILIP Information Literacy Group, in collaboration with InformAll, submitted a response in March. Not only is this inquiry timely, but it is directly relevant to information literacy. Indeed, one of the questions posed by the Committee in its call for submissions was ‘How can we educate people in how to assess and use different sources of news?’. Continue reading Inquiry into fake news: the CILIP ILG response

LILAC 2017, Day 3

The final day of LILAC 2017 starred a keynote from LILAC Legend Alan Carbery, AKA The Luckiest Librarian in the World! Alan’s talk was truly inspirational and made us consider what we should be teaching in class that would help students become informed citizens, in contrast to what we are routinely expected to teach (e.g. how to search a database).

The conference ended with some questions from Jane Secker and Nick Poole about the future of information literacy. Jane Secker and Nick Poole

If you were at LILAC this year, we’d love to hear more about your key take aways in the comments section below.

LILAC 2017, day 2

Day 2 of LILAC 2017 started with a personal and insightful keynote by Barbara Allan, who shared the story of her career and gave some top tips on how to influence, convince and ultimately make the changes we want to see happen in our own institutions.

As well as the inspiring parallel sessions taking place throughout the day, the Lagadathon, now in its second year, showcased 3 new IL ideas in search of some funding. The winner was Tracy Dix from the University of Warwick for her frogger-inspired Harvard referencing game.

The conference dinner took place at the splendid Brangwyn Hall. The post-dinner awards ceremony revealed the winner of the Credo Digital Award to be Charlie Farley for  23 Things for Digital Knowledge at the University of Edinburgh. The  Information Literacy Award winner was Helen Howard from the University of Leeds. Helen had presented earlier in the day about the work she and her colleagues have done to support second year students.