Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Webinar 14 March: Views on Information Literacy in Librarianship

This is a one hour webinar in which there are 3 presentations, which I think are all drawing on books published by the Chandos imprint of Elsevier (who are running the seminar). It is on March 14, 2017, at 3pm UK time, which is 7 am US Pacific time and 10am US Eastern time (not the usual time differences as it's the week when the US clocks have changed by other countries' haven't). The titles and speakers are as follows
Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
- Bill Johnston is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde. Before retiring in 2010 he was Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director at Strathclyde’s Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement.
- Anthony Anderson is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology at the University Strathclyde, where he is also Vice-Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He lectures on selected topics in the Psychology of Thinking and in Artificial Intelligence.
This will be drawing on material from their book: Anderson, A. and Johnston, B. (2016). From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology: Insights from Psychology. Chandos.

Science Information Literacy and the Role of the Academic Librarian
- Svetla Baykoucheva is Chemistry and Life Sciences Librarian at the University of Maryland College Park. She holds a MS in Chemistry, a PhD in Microbiology, and a library degree. Her current research interests focus on information literacy, management of scientific information, and scientific communication. This may be drawing on this book

Information Literacy Skills in the Research Process
- Kari-Mette Walmann Hidle is associate professor at Faculty of Social Science at Agder University. She researches questions of plurality and unity and their ethical consequences in legislative processes and professional practices, and lectures in the vocational studies.
- Hilde Johannessen is the head of section for Teaching and Research services at Agder University Library. Her work is concentrated on library instruction, research support and knowledge management. I think that draws on this book
To register go here: https://elsevier.webex.com/elsevier/onstage/g.php?MTID=e89e4518dab995f6101162813c55bb3eb
Photo by Sheila Webber: Bill Johnston

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