Tuesday, April 07, 2009

LILAC report: Patricia Iannuzzi

I said that I would provide some notes from Patricia Iannuzzi’s keynote at the LILAC conference, but I will make them very brief! She was mainly emphasising the need to keep in touch with wider developments in Higher Education (rather than just library developments). She then summarised some important developments of this kind in the USA. Iannuzzi highlighted how she identified statements that were about information literacy in high level documents and influential books (even when that wasn’t the term used). One title she referred to here was Derek Bok’s Our underachieving colleges (Princeton University Press, 2005). She also referred to a couple of studies from the AAC&U, including one which was surveying employers’ views on what skills and knowledge graduates should have/more of. Items she mentioned included the LEAP initiative (http://www.aacu.org/leap/index.cfm) and the publication: AAC&U (2007) College learning for the new global century. http://www.aacu.org/advocacy/leap/documents/GlobalCentury_final.pdf

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