Category Archives: IL journals

New issue of Journal of Information Literacy

JILThe latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is now available, and includes reports on the Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC 2014) by the two Student Award winners.

The Journal of Information Literacy is the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, and aims to investigate information literacy (IL) across a wide range of settings.

The contents of Issue 8 (1) are as follows:

Editorial
A matter of perspective, Jane Secker

 Articles
Assessing information literacy programmes using information search tasks.  Nikolas Leichner, Johannes Peter, Anne-Kathrin Mayer, Günter Krampen

Bilingual workplaces: integrating cultural approaches to information literacy into foreign language educational practices.  Alison Hicks

The creation of a university library outreach programme to develop the information literacy of further education students: an interactive approach to support transition.  Lisa Anderson, Stephen Bull

Articles from LILAC
Exploring the lived information-seeking experiences of mature students.  Sarah Clark

Projects
AMORES – Discovering a love for literature through digital collaboration and creativity. Geoff Walton

Information literacy: a matter of course.  Elizabeth Tilley

Graduate information literacy in online education using the embedded librarian model. Lauryl A. Lefebvre, Martha C. Yancey

Conference corner
LILAC 2014 Conference report: a student’s perspective.  Amanda Brennan

LILAC and IL: Views from outside the academy.  Penny C S Andrews

Book reviews
Book Review of Heine, C. and O’Connor, D. 2014. Teaching information fluency: how to teach students to be efficient, ethical and critical information consumers. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press.  Jennifer Wilson

Book Review of Hepworth, M. and Walton, G. (eds). 2013. Developing people’s information capabilities. Bingley: Emerald.  Evi Tramantza

Book review of Baker, K. 2013. Information literacy and cultural heritage. Cambridge: Chandos Publishing.  Lorna Hughes

Book review of Crawford, J. and Irving, C. 2013. Information literacy and lifelong learning: policy issues, the workplace, health and public libraries. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. Natasha Skeen


If you would like to contribute an article to the journal, more information is available on our
 JIL webpages.

Join the Journal of Information Literacy editorial team!

JILThe Journal of Information Literacy (JIL), the peer-reviewed open access journal published by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, is looking to recruit an additional copy editor to its editorial team.

The primary role of the copy editor is to manage the copy editing process of articles submitted and accepted for the journal. Take a look at the full role description for more details and a person specification.

If you would like to be considered for the role, which is in a voluntary capacity, you are invited to submit a brief personal statement (of no more than 500 words), indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the job description.

The personal statement, together with a CV, should be sent to the Managing Editor, Cathie Jackson, at cjackson@dinkycrew.com.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 14 March 2014.

Please email if you have any questions about the role.

Information Literacy Journal Club – next meeting: Wednesday, 19th February 2014

The Information Literacy Journal Club is an online discussion group focusing on information literacy and other aspects of user education.

Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a current student of ILS, an established information professional or just generally interested in the subject area.

The Club’s next online blog-comment meeting takes place at 8-9 pm UK time (times elsewhere in the world) on Wednesday, 19th February 2014.

The focus of the session will be the agenda(s) for information literacy research.

Discussion topics are likely to include:

  • What do you think of the research agendas that other people have drawn up? (see pre-discussion reading)
  • What do you think are the top priorities for research in Information Literacy?

To participate in the discussion, just visit the Journal Club’s homepage and comment on the latest blog post.  More information and links to some pre-discussion reading are available from the same page.

If you are not able to make the real-time discussion at 8pm on 19th February, you are welcome to leave posts before or after.

If you would like to see an example of how the sessions work in practice, you can take a look at the previous discussion posts.

Information Literacy Journal Club – next meeting: Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

The Information Literacy Journal Club is an online discussion group focusing on information literacy and other aspects of user education.

Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a current student of ILS, an established information professional or just generally interested in the subject area.

The Club’s next online blog-comment meeting takes place at 8-9 pm UK time (times elsewhere in the world) on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014.

The discussion topic will be the resolution on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) that was approved by the UNESCO General Conference in November 2013. UNESCO member countries are now encouraged by UNESCO to endorse these resolutions at a national level. This resolution is based on the MIL recommendations produced and endorsed by IFLA.

To participate in the discussion, just visit the Journal Club’s homepage and comment on the latest blog post.  More information and links to the MIL resolution are available from the same page.

If you are not able to make the real-time discussion at 8pm on 22nd January, you are welcome to leave posts before or after.

Discussion topics are likely to include:

  • What can be done (or is already being done) in your country to lobby and challenge your government about these recommendations?
  • Who can we work with on getting UNESCO member states to (quoting the resolution) “take the Media and Information Literacy Recommendations into consideration during the planning of future strategies, policies, and initiatives on education, lifelong learning, literacy, and other areas which will contribute to building a Knowledge Society”?
  • How can we ensure that there isn’t a focus on media literacy to the exclusion of information literacy?

If you want to see an example of how the sessions work in practice, you can take a look at any of the previous discussion posts.

New issue of Journal of Information Literacy

Volume 7 Issue 2 of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is now available to view online! JIL is the journal of the CILIP Information Literacy group and it is a gold open access peer reviewed title. This issue has a number of papers from LILAC, several articles and a range of short reports, conference write-ups and book reviews. JIL is available at: http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/index

This bumper issue is published as we approach the 40 year anniversary of the coining of the phrase information literacy and includes a short interview with Paul Zurkowski. The full table of contents is below.

Editorial

Jane Secker, Towards Universal Information Literacy 40 years on
http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1868

Papers from LILAC

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Clare McCluskey, Being an embedded research librarian: supporting research by being a researcher http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1815

Lauren Smith, Towards a model of critical information literacy instruction for the development of political agency http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1809

Pamela Kessinger, Integrated instruction framework for information literacy http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1807

Philip Russell et al, Creating, Sharing and Reusing Learning Objects to Enhance Information Literacy. http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1744

Articles

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Barbara Jean Ganley, Faculty and student perceptions and behaviours related to information literacy: a pilot study using triangulation http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1793

Eleonora Dubicki, Faculty perceptions of students’ information literacy skills competencies http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1852

Lacy and Chen, Rethinking Library Instruction: Using Learning-Outcome Based Design to Teach Online Search Strategies http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1778

Project reports

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Cathie Jackson, Confidence as an indicator of research students’ abilities in information literacy: a mismatch http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1848

Mariela Hristova, Longitudinal update: business information literacy teaching at different academic levels http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1845

Emma Woods and Ellie Murphy, Get the digital edge: a digital literacy and employability skills day for students http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1856

Emma Greengrass, Chat Literacy: Reflection on approaches and methodology towards setting up a community of practice on information capability in an international context http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1849

Darren Smart and Jacquie Widdowson, Information Literacy in Public Libraries http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1863

Conference corner

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Paul Zurkowski interview, Paul G. Zurkowski & Information Literacy: On his trip to the first European Conference on Information Literacy. http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1867

Marion Kelt & Maria Bell, European Conference on Information Literacy, Istanbul, Turkey http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1869

Book reviews

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Jonathan White – Book Review of Pears, R. and Shields, G. 2013. Cite them right: the essential referencing guide.  http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1866

Sarah Castle – Book Review of Walsh, A. and Coonan, E. (eds.) 2013. Only Connect… Discovery pathways, library explorations and the information adventure.
http://dx.doi.org/10.11645/7.2.1864