Monday, August 22, 2011

11th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries workshop, 16-17 Nov

Bill Johnston and I have been invited as the presenters of the 11th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries workshop, to be held at the University of Alberta, Camrose, Canada, 16-17 November 2011.

Our theme is: Building the Information Literate University: From Concept to Strategic Change
Registration opens Friday, 2nd September.

Details of registration, travel, accommodation etc. are given here:

On 16th September there are optional consultations with me and Bill, then there is an evening workshop dinner, and then a full day on 17th November. The description for the full day is as follows: "Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston will outline how conceptualizing an Information Literate University can enable you to demonstrate that information literacy is essential to the success of the whole university. In particular, they will draw on their research into disciplinary perspectives on information literacy, on Bill's institutional and national research into student retention and the First Year Experience in Higher Education, and Sheila's involvement as an Academic Fellow in a major Inquiry Based Learning project. They will illustrate the presentation with examples of how information literacy can be discovered and leveraged in Institutional Mission Statement and Strategic Plans, including examples supplied in advance by North American participants."

Information on previous workshops is here:
Photo by Sheila Webber: poppies on the pavement, August 2011

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