If you live/work near Sheffield you may like to attend the following presentation at 3pm-4pm on Tuesday 27th October 2009. It will be in Room 204, 2nd Floor, Department of Information Studies, Sheffield University, Regent Court Building, 211 Portobello Street, Sheffield S1, UK. The Google Maps reference is at http://tinyurl.com/yg32ubp No need to book in advance. The nearest tram stop is West Street. Any questions email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) This is a Centre for Information Literacy Research event.
Sophie Bury, Business Librarian, York University, Canada, will present on An Investigation of the Information Literacy Instruction Practices, Attitudes and Knowledge of University Faculty: Results of a Web-based Survey at York University, Canada. "This presentation will provide an overview of key findings and recommendations of a survey of full-time faculty at York University, which investigated their information literacy instruction practices, attitudes, and knowledge. The session will also examine the extent to which the findings of this study either corroborate or differ from results of similar studies uncovered by a recent review of the LIS literature. Findings regarding faculty perceptions of the importance of information literacy instruction, and of information literacy competency levels among students will be discussed. Data regarding levels of faculty engagement in teaching information literacy competencies, either by themselves or in collaboration with a librarian, will also be shared. Findings will also be highlighted regarding the nature of information literacy instruction typically incorporated within the classroom by faculty, as well as their general experiences and estimation of it. Results regarding faculty awareness of, and support for different formats and methods of instruction delivery will also be summarised. Based on these survey results, the researcher’s summary of implications for practice and research will be shared."