Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Experts/ expats

Carrying on the web 2.0 theme from the last post, the following was notified to the ALIA list:
Mitchell, P. (2007) "Information literacy experts or expats?" paper presented at SLANZA 2007. "This paper challenges library staff to reconsider their role in information literacy and how we ensure students and teachers are equipped to navigate the new information landscape. Are we experts in contemporary information literacyissues – issues such as online identity, digital rights, social networking, personalisation and collaborative content? Or are we in danger of becoming more like expatriates - continuing to do things like we did in ‘the old country’?"

It is full text and highlights some of the issues quite concisely. On the Education.au page at http://www.educationau.edu.au/jahia/Jahia/home/pid/482 there is a link to this and also to a couple of other papers (e.g. web 2.0 in education) that may be of interest.

Photo by Sheila Webber: window on a summer's afternoon, Madrid, July 2007.

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