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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

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.

JIL: new issue now available

The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy (the journal of the CILIP CSG Information Literacy group) has just been published!

The contents of the Journal of Information Literacy vol 6(1) include:

Articles

The experiences of Chinese PhD students in Australia: Encountering information literacy challenges by Jinghe Han

Business information literacy teaching at different academic levels: an exploration of skills and implications for instructional design by Mariela Gunn, Cynthia E. Miree

Active and reflective learning initiatives to improve web searching skills of business students by Alison Lahlafi, Diane Rushton, Erica Stretton

Articles from LILAC
Learning Literacies through collaborative enquiry; collaborative enquiry through learning literacies by Jo Ashley, Freya Jarman, Tunde Varga-Atkins, Nedim Hassan

Looking to the future: Developing an academic skills strategy to ensure information literacy survives in a changing higher education world by
Helen Howard

Creating an online tutorial to develop academic and research skills by Sara Thornes

Conference review
Student to LILAC Superhero by Thasya Elliott

Project report

Welsh Information Literacy Project : Phase 2 by Cathie Jackson

Book reviews

Flaspohler, M. R. (2012). Engaging First-Year Students in Meaningful Library Research: A practical guide for teaching faculty by Dina Koutsomichali

Godwin, P. and Parker, J. (eds.) (2012). Information literacy beyond library 2.0 by Elaine Andrew

Kaplowitz, J. R. (2012). Transforming information literacy instruction using learner-centered teaching by Cindy Gruwell

Walsh, J. (2011). Information literacy instruction: selecting an effective model by Katharine Reedy

The Journal of Information Literacy is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal. The above articles, and the journal’s archive, is available at http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/index.

Volume 6(2) will be published in December 2012, and will be edited by our new editor-in-chief, Dr Jane Secker.

They welcome your feedback on this issue