The CILIP Information Literacy Group is committed to supporting information literacy developments and events within all sectors of library and information science. Many sectors may not be able to access funding in a timely way to facilitate the provision of relevant IL training events required within their region.
The IL Group welcomes applications for sponsorship and can potentially offer:
Sponsorship of up to £500 - available for applicants to host information literacy events, e.g. where you may have to pay for speaker fees and/or travel and subsistence, refreshments, lunch, etc. for delegates.
Sponsorship of up to £250 – available for applicants to host LibTeachMeets, e.g. where you may have to pay for refreshments for delegates, or venue hire.
It is envisaged that the funding could sponsor any or all of the following:
- Venue of event
- Refreshments or lunch where required
- Fees for speakers or facilitators of event
- Travel expenses for speakers or facilitators of event
As part of the funding conditions, you would need to promote the sponsorship by the group and produce a short reflective article/blog post (approx 1000 words) about the event held. This should include highlights and outcomes from the event and can also include a summary of feedback. This would be uploaded to the Information Literacy website.
It is hoped that the funding offered through this application process will enable smaller institutions and organisations to develop and provide additional events that can support staff IL skills in the workplace. Where possible, funding received should enable an event to be held for free, making it accessible for all.
Applicants for funding are required to fill out a short application form (doc).
If you have any additional queries about applying for funding, please contact the IL Group Training Officer, Catherine McManamon. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Library TeachMeet wiki has been launched as a place to advertise forthcoming events, gather together resources from those events and share tips on running TeachMeets.
Links and materials for many recent TeachMeets have already been added to the wiki, including information literacy-related content.
Details of forthcoming TeachMeets at Sheffield Hallam University on Monday, 3rd March 2014 and Staffordshire University on Tuesday, 18th March 2014 are also available on the site. A few places are still available for both events.
If you are organising a TeachMeet and want to add resources or tips to the resource, then you just need to make a request to join and will be welcome to contribute.
CoPILOT (Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching) are holding a free event at Glasgow Caledonian University on Wednesday, 12th February 2014.
The workshop will provide a practical introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for teaching information literacy. Though a mixture of presentation, group work and hands-on activity, participants will learn to find, evaluate and consider adopting OER for use in their own practice.
Participants are invited to identify opportunities where OER can enhance their current teaching, and to bring their own materials along to the session to release as OER.
At the end of the session, participants will:
- Gain an overview of Creative Commons licencing and be able to add a chosen licence to a resource
- Be introduced to the OER repositories to find existing resources and to add their own
- Reflect on personal attitudes and behaviour in relation to Open Practice
A free sandwich lunch will be provided.
The workshop is free, but participants must book in advance. A full schedule for the day is available from the booking page.
BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT - have recently launched their Digital Literacy for Life programme with a remit to engage with government, schools, employers and other organisations to develop and deliver digital literacy education, policy and research.
The BCS provide a definition of digital literacy as being:
‘Those capabilities that mean an individual is fit for living, learning and working in a digital society. Digital literacy is about being able to make use of technologies to participate in and contribute to modern social, cultural, political and economic life.’
They have published a series of video debates on the importance of digital literacy by a panel of experts and have organised an Employer’s Focus Group on the subject in London on the 19th February 2014. They have also begun to populate a page of useful resources available from around the Web on digital literacy.
From the road less travelled to the information super highway: information literacy in the 21st Century.
Friday, January 31st, 2014 at The British Library Conference Centre
The M25, in collaboration with the CILIP Information Literacy Group, present a free one-day conference hosted at the British Library, which explores current trends and issues in information literacy. The programme includes key practitioners from around the country presenting on the latest research and practice in the field of information literacy.
*Numbers are limited so make sure that you let the organisers know if you register for a ticket and subsequently cannot attend, so that your ticket can be re-allocated.*
Please register for your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-the-road-less-travelled-to-the-information-super-highway-information-literacy-in-the-21st-tickets-9313199029
09.00-09.30 Registration and Coffee
09.30-09.45 Welcome Louise Doolan, Head of Reference Services, The British Library