The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Centre for Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) together with the Engineering Subject Centre is running a workshop on Teaching information skills at the University of Northampton, UK, on 7thFebruary 2007. The workshop is aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy and is suitable for those in a new role with little or no previous experienceof teaching, as well those with more experience who want to enhance their teaching skills. As well as providing an opportunity to share good practice this workshop will showcase some of the projects being undertaken by a number of librarians who have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships. Speakers are Chris Powis, Jo Webb, Moira Bent and Gill Needham, with a workshop session "How does critical thinking fit into information literacy?" led by Ruth Stubbings. The event is free, too, so it looks very attractive! Go to http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/
events/displayevent.php?id=156 for more details.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Zeitgeisty or what: someone using a wireless laptop/camera for a video conversation in Weston Park, Sheffield this morning. Well, it IS a nicer background than an office. Bit cold, though.