Friday, August 06, 2010

Researcher Development Statement

Vitae, the body in the UK concerned with developing researchers, has published its Researcher Development Statement. This outlines attributes, skills & knowledge which are needed by researchers. This will set the agenda for training for research students and other researchers in UK universities. It identifies four domains: Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities; Domain B: Personal effectiveness; Domain C: Research governance and organisation; Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact. "Information literacy and management" and (separately, curiously) "Information seeking" are included in Domain A, in the subdomain "Knowledge base". There are some other aspects of what I would call IL elsewhere, but at least IL is in it (there was some good lobbying from the CILIP IL Group). You can find the statement, and associated material, at

Photo by Sheila Webber: Farmer's market, Blackheath, August 2010.

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