Category Archives: Journals

Vacancy for book review editor: Journal of Information Literacy

JILThe Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to recruit a Book Review Editor to their editorial team.   JIL is a successful peer reviewed journal, published under the Gold Open Access model, by the CILIP Information Literacy Group.

If you would like to be considered for the role of Book editor, which is in a voluntary capacity, please send a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words) indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the role description and how you meet the person specification. Please send this personal statement, together with a CV, to the Managing Editor, Cathie Jackson, at JacksonCM@cardiff.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is Monday 26 August 2013.

Their thanks go to Martin Wolf from Liverpool University who has so ably managed the reviews section over the past four years.

JIL seeking a Digital Communication Officer: apply now

The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) is looking to recruit a Digital Communications Officer to their editorial team. JIL is a successful peer reviewed journal that disseminates articles on practical, technological or philosophical issues in relation to information literacy. The editorial team wishes to reach a wider audience both within and external to librarianship and are seeking an enthusiastic person who will develop innovative strategies to further raise the profile of JIL.

The role description is available JIL Digital Communications Officer JD. If you would like to be considered for this role, which is in a voluntary capacity, please send a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words) indicating your ability to undertake the activities listed in the job description. Please send this personal statement, together with a CV, to the Managing Editor, Cathie Jackson, at JacksonCM@ cardiff.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is Thursday 7 March.

Information Research – new issue

A new issue of the journal of Information Research (Vol. 16, no. 2) is now available.  It contains articles on information literacy and search behaviour that may be of interest to you all.

James E. Herring – From school to work and from work to school: information environments and transferring information literacy practices

Peta Wellstead – Information behaviour of Australian men experiencing stressful life events: the role of social networks and confidants

JungWon Yoon – A comparative study of methods to explore searchers’ affective perceptions of images.

Vivienne Waller – The search queries that took Australian Internet users to Wikipedia

Helaiel Almutairi – Factors affecting the information behaviour of managers in the Kuwaiti civil service: a relational model

Stefan Koch, Aysegul Toker and Philip Brulez – Extending the Technology Acceptance Model with perceived community characteristics

Daniel G. Dorner and G.E. Gorman – Contextual factors affecting learning in Laos and the implications for information literacy education

Yujong Hwang – Measuring information behaviour performance inside a company: a case study