Monday, September 03, 2007

Australian School Library conference

The Australian School Library Association Conference, 2-5 October 2007 , in Adelaide, Australia, includes sessions on Information Literacy, e.g.
Barbara Combes, Lecturer, School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University, WA. Techno savvy or just techno oriented? How do the ‘Net Generation’ search for information?"A report on the initial findings of a PhD research project which is examining the information seeking behaviour of the Net Generation (children born after 1985)."
Alison Pick, Head of Information Services, Wenona School and Helen Schutz, Santa Sabina College, NSW. Raising profiles: an investigation into teacher awareness of information literacy; and successful strategies for increasing understanding
Marie O'Brien, Manager, Library Services, ELTHAM College of Education, VIC.
Learning through play - It doesn't stop in primary school: building meaningful relationships through cross-age projects using knowledge era information literacies "In this project Grade 5 and 6 students, under the guidance of the Teacher Librarian, design the games and the Year 11 and 12 Information Technology students, under the guidance of the IT teacher, build them."
Photo by Sheila Webber: Punk tree, Melaleuca leucadendra, Adelaide botanic gardens, 2004.

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