RIN has commissioned a study to investigate the place and role of PhD supervisors in the drive to ensure that research students possess the necessary level of information literacy to pursue their careers successfully in academia and beyond. The study is being undertaken by a partnership between Curtis+Cartwright Consulting and Cardiff University. The work is being undertaken between January and June 2011. For more details see the RIN website.
The Scottish Information Literacy Project: working with partners to create an information literate Scotland: working with partners to create an information literate Scotland is an innovative national pilot to develop an information literacy framework with secondary and tertiary partners which, at the end of the project, can be rolled out to other participants. This is ongoing research based at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Robert Gordon University’s Information Literacy Research section outines the research projects the Department of Information management are currently carrying out in the area of information and ICT literacy.
Project Information Literacy (PIL) is particularly interested in studying “early adults” (i.e., undergraduates) and their information-seeking behaviors and competencies, as well as the challenges they face with scholarly and “everyday research” (e.g., health and wellness, finance and commerce, news, and politics or policy). The sample will draw from a number of different community colleges, public colleges and universities, and private colleges and universities. Research activities will include conducting student discussion groups on six U.S. campuses and administering a student survey at three U.S. campuses next spring.
Stepping Stone to Information Literacy – Aston University have created an IL PebblePad Profile, which provides an opportunity for students to self-declare their skills in particular areas related to IL and to attach evidence to each statement. Functionality within PebblePad allows students to share their skills profile, individual bits of evidence, or any other items they feel are appropriate with a LIS Information Specialist who can add comments and provide guidance.