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‘Information Literacy in the inclusive society’ at ECIL 2016

ECIL, the European Conference on Information Literacy, is in Prague from 10-13 October. In its fourth year, the conference is more international than European with almost 300 delegates coming from as far away as Japan, New Zealand, Brazil and the … Continue reading

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‘Troublesome knowledge’

‘Troublesome knowledge’ and threshold concepts were two of the topics covered by keynote speakers at the Information Literacy conference in Newcastle (LILAC 8-10 April 2015). The first keynote speaker to catch my imagination was Ray Land, a Durham educationalist (you can check his education publications … Continue reading

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If it’s spring, it must be LILAC

LILAC  is organised by CILIP and aimed at librarians who deal with information and digital literacy support. Lilacers come from the UK and from 30 different countries. This year, the conference is held in Newcastle from the 8-10 April. The … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Training from the Newsam Library

In 2005, UNESCO proclaimed,  Information literacy and lifelong learning are the beacons of the Information Society, illuminating the courses to development, prosperity and freedom.Information Literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning. It empowers people in all walks of life … Continue reading

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LILAC… not a plant but living and lively

LILAC (for those of you who believe librarians are grey creatures) stands for Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference and LILAC is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Shefffield Hallam University from 23-25 April. After two days of sessions and one to … Continue reading

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LibGuides & LibAnswers: a new approach

  At the IOE Learning & Teaching Conference last week Barbara Sakarya and I introduced our new information portal consisting of LibGuides (http://libguides.ioe.ac.uk) and LibAnswers (http://libanswers.ioe.ac.uk) (both of which are currently under development).  We began our presentation asking the following … Continue reading

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RSS: Keeping up with research

I am often asked by students how to keep current with new research output and my advice is to set up alerts using some of the new (RSS) and not so new (Email) technologies available to us.  Before I begin … Continue reading

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