Friday, November 19, 2010

SL journal club: 24 Nov and 14 Dec

The information behaviour/ information literacy journal club continues in Second Life, the virtual world. All are welcome to participate (you need a SL avatar and the SL software on your computer). These are both one hour sessions, with a short introduction in voice, main discussion in text chat.

November Journal club meeting
When: Wednesday November 24th 12 noon SLT (see for times elsewhere)
Where: Infolit iSchool
Pancha Enzyme (Edinburgh University) leads a discussion on:
Sundin, O. & Francke, H. (2009). "In search of credibility: pupils' information practices in learning environments" Information Research, 14(4) paper 418. [Available at]
Please read the article - to start things off we'd like you to think about the questions:
- What strengths/weaknesses do you see in this study?
- How do you address assessment of authority/credibility in your information literacy teaching?
- What changes, if any, does this study prompt you to think about making to your current practice?

December journal club meeting
When: 14 December 2010, 12 noon SL time(see for times elsewhere)
Where: Venue:
In December's journal club, Maggie Kohime (Sheffield University) will lead discussion on the article:
Hauxwell, H. (2008) Information literacy at the Service Desk: the role of circulations staff in promoting information literacy. Journal of Information Literacy, 2(2),
The picture shows the journal club room, where there are links to the above articles and information on the first two meetings

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