Monday, 10 January 2011

What the IL have I been up to?

I’ve been really bad recently at keeping up with developments in information literacy. And to contributing to the information literacy community. The odd thing will pop up in Google Reader or my Twitter stream that I’ll skim over and highlight in the information literacy community of practice or tweet using the #infolit hashtag. But it’s intermittent and a bit half hearted.

So  I’m doing a bit of cramming now to get up to speed in advance of CILIPS ‘Information literacy: what’s it all about?’ event at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow on 20 January – at which Jenny Foreman and I are delivering a workshop.

If you’re not already signed up to attend, you should – not least because our workshop will be ace. There’s a great line up in addition to me and Jenny:
  • Christine Irving will be chairing
  • Debbi Boden (Director of Library Services at Glasgow Caledonian University and chair of  CILIP’s Information Literacy Group) will give an overview of information literacy
  •  Ian Watson and Michelle Drumm from IRISS will talk about their information literacy programme for the social services
  • Dr Audrey Sutton will present on information literacy in education
As to the workshop, I don’t want to give too much away yet...but it'll be based on the social media game – developed by David Wilcox – which you may have seen in action. It’ll be the first time we’ve tried it, but I think it’ll work. If it does, we’ll do a full write up and put all the materials in the community of practice. If it doesn’t, we’ll flee the country.

And in other news, there have been developments recently regarding a new home for the Scottish Information Literacy Framework. I hope to bring you more details shortly...