Monday, July 30, 2018

Navigating the Deep Web: advanced search strategies for researchers

On 15 November 2018 in London, UK, there is a course from information expert Karen Blakeman, organised by UKeiG: Navigating the Deep Web: advanced search strategies for researchers. Costs are: UKeiG/CILIP members £180 + VAT; others £220 + VAT. More information at https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1092080
Photo by Sheila Webber: St Anne's church, Lewes, July 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

More papers from #WLIC2018 :critical infolit; health literacy; gamification; visual literacy; information behaviour

This is the second batch of links to full text papers from the forthcoming World Library and Information Conference (WLIC, the IFLA conference) which takes place 24 to the 30 August 2018.
- SCHACHTER, Debbie (2018) Critical Information Literacy Teaching in British Columbia Academic Libraries. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 116 - Library Theory and Research with Information Literacy. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2151
- KAZERANI, Maryam and PIRIALAM, Hamed and SHEKOFTEH, Maryam and RAZZAGHI, Zahra (2018) Health literacy training for diabetic patients and the role of public libraries: A quasi-experimental study. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 219 - Health and Biosciences Libraries. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2183
- COWING, Jared and LEE, Simon and PUN, Raymond (2018) Level Up for Learning: Integrating Video Game Concepts into Information Literacy and Student Engagement Activities. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 75 - Audiovisual and Multimedia with Information Technology. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2131
- MBAGWU, Francisca Chinyeaka and BENSON, Oyemike Victor and ONUOHA, Charis O. (2018) Challenges of meeting information needs of rural farmers through internet-based services: experiences from developing countries in Africa. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 166 - Agricultural Libraries SIG. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2195
- MATUSIAK, Krystyna K. and HEINBACH, Chelsea (2018) Methodological Approaches for Exploring Visual Literacy Practices. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 116 - Library Theory and Research with Information Literacy. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2150
- LEE, Han Leng and HADDOW, Gaby (2018) Artists' information seeking behaviour. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 162 - Art Libraries. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2158
Photo by Sheila webber: Blackheath, July 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Papers from #wlic2018 : Green literacy; social networking; Refugees; infolit for rural communities

I won't be attending the World Library and Information Conference (WLIC, the IFLA conference) this year, but as usual I, and everyone else, can make use of the valuable library of full-text papers from the conference. Also as usual, most of them are already uploaded and available. The conference covers a huge range of librarianship and information subjects, from around the world. I will present links to the full text papers related to information literacy and information behaviour in two blog posts: here are the first items. If you are going to WLIC - 24 to 30 August 2018 - you will of course be able to attend the talks themselves.
- WIOROG├ôRSKA, Zuzanna (2018) Information literacy of undergraduate Vietnamese students viewed from the perspective of cultural context. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 116 - Library Theory and Research with Information Literacy. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2153
- HAUKE, Petra (2018) From Information Literacy to Green Literacy: Training Librarians as Trainers for Sustainability Literacy. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 116 - Library Theory and Research with Information Literacy. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2147
- OBODORUKU, Benedicta (2018) Refugees’ Information Seeking in Nyarugusu Camp, Tanzania. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 137 - Africa. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2139
- IBRAHIM, Yazid and AB. RASHID, Zuliana (2018) Making This World A Better Place through Information Literacy: In4skill Campaign for Rural Communities. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 116 - Library Theory and Research with Information Literacy. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2148
- FADELINA, Raisa (2018) Instagram as a media to get information: a case study at Grhatama Pustaka Special Region of Yogyakarta. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 126 - Joint Division I and Division IV. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2119
- MUNSHI, Shamim Aktar (2018) Social Networking Sites, the Lifeline among the Students and Librarians: Information Needs, Marketing and Promotion. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 126 - Joint Division I and Division IV. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2125
- WALSH, Benjamin (2018) Public library and private space: Homeless queer youth navigating information access and identity in Toronto. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 114 - Metropolitan Libraries. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/2144
Photo by Sheila Webber: Palace Pier, Brighton, July 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Free online course: Creating Online Learning Objects

The Instruction Round Table of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) has a free online participative course running from August 6 to August 22, 2018: Creating Online Learning Objects: I’ll Get To It This Summer. "This program will walk you through the process of planning an online learning object for your information literacy instruction in your library using the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) instructional design model..... This program consists of eight modules delivered through Canvas over the course of two and a half weeks. ... Using your own example project, you will complete the plan for each step of the process and receive feedback from/provide feedback to other program participants throughout the process." The course is aimed at librarians and other library staff and school media specialists. For more information and registration go to https://librarylearningobjects.wordpress.com and register by August 3, 2018.
Photo by Sheila webber: Blackheath after weeks of no rain, July 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Free conference: Library Makerspaces for Young Children #minimakers

On November 7 2018 there is a free one day conference in Sheffield, UK, Library Makerspaces for Young Children: A National Conference. It is organised by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Libraries Taskforce, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.They will share outcomes of a project in which Library Services in three authorities (Barnley, Sheffield and SouthTyneside) offered makerspace workshops for children aged 3-8 and their families. Attendees will: "Find out what ‘makerspaces’ are all about; Hear about how makerspaces can be run in Libraries; Learn about the value of offering makerspaces in Libraries; Try out some simple and fun maker activities."
Sheffield University (specfically Professior Jackie Marsh, School of Education) is leader on the Makey Project which "explores the place of the rising ‘maker’ culture in the development of children’s digital literacy and creative design skills." You might also want to look at the Libraries and makerspaces page (UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) which was last updated in June 2018.
Register for the Sheffield event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/library-makerspaces-for-young-children-a-national-conference-tickets-48105483797
Photo by Sheila Webber: the crystal library in Second Life, June 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Reports from the #CILIPconf2018 #cilipconf18

My department, the Information School at the University of Sheffield, UK, had an exhibition stand at the CILIP 2018 conference, and we sponsored 6 of our students: they mostly attended the conference, but they also helped out on our exhibition stand (see photo, which I took on the first day). We asked them to write conference reports to put on our blog, and here they are:
- He Liu (MSc Data Science student) http://information-studies.blogspot.com/2018/07/cilip-conference-2018-highlights-by_74.html
- Kathryn Aylward (MA Librarianship student) http://information-studies.blogspot.com/2018/07/cilip-conference-2018-highlights-by_32.html
- Xindi Jiang (MSc Information Management student) http://information-studies.blogspot.com/2018/07/cilip-conference-2018-spotlight-by.html
- Katherine Burchell (MA Library and Information Service Management (Distance Learning) student) http://information-studies.blogspot.com/2018/07/cilip-conference-2018-highlights-by_17.html
- Beth Jackson (PGDip Library and Information Services Management (Distance Learning) student) http://information-studies.blogspot.com/2018/07/cilip-conference-2018-highlights-by.html
- Catherine Hoodless (PhD student) http://information-studies.blogspot.com/2018/07/cilip-conference-2018-highlights-by-phd.html

The conference Twitter stream was at https://twitter.com/hashtag/CILIPConf2018?src=hash

Scholarly communications literacy

Claire Sewell set up a padlet related to the presentation at LILAC 2018 on librarians' role in developing (in an academic context) scholarly communications literacy. The padlet sets up the questions "1. What does the term scholarly communication literacy mean to you? 2. What do librarians want/need to know about this landscape? How can we help you get the knowledge to do you jobs? 3. How can we do this? What format would you want training to take? Do we need another framework? Is there a better way?". There are numerous responses already on the padlet. If you login in to Padlet (which, by the way, I find a useful tool in teaching in class and online) you can add your thoughts. The padlet is here https://padlet.com/ces43/zruxq8rksdp5
Photo by Sheila Webber: Coffee at Bill's, Lewes, uly 2018: for me scholarly communications literacy includes having productive discussions about research writing over coffee.

Monday, July 23, 2018

cfp Engaging Students through Campus Libraries: High-Impact Learning Models

There is a call for chapters for a book to be published by Libraries Unlimited: Engaging Students through Campus Libraries: High-Impact Learning Models. "It will highlight a collection of collaborative, high-impact learning experiences in information literacy and will demonstrate the significant difference academic libraries and librarians can make in student engagement and learning." The deadline for proposals is October 1, 2018. Examples they give of high impact practices/ areas are: First-Year Seminars and Experiences; Learning Communities; Diversity/Global Learning/Study Abroad; ePortfolios; Internships; Capstone Courses and Projects.
More information at https://libguides.gvsu.edu/HighImpactLearningModels
Photo by Sheila Webber: Geese and goslings crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing, York, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Integrating Intersectionality into Library Instruction & Programming

There is a LibGuide by Lindsay Davis and Christal Young produced for Library Instruction West 2018 held in Colorado, USA: Integrating Intersectionality into Library Instruction & Programming. It has their presentation and sections on intersectionality, critical librarianship and critical information literacy, and also some examples of class activities. Go to http://libguides.ucmerced.edu/integrating_intersectionality
Photo by Sheila Webber: agapanthus, Camberwell, July 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

Another useful thing I had missed (published October 2017) was the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. "ECAR collaborated with 157 institutions to collect responses from 13,451 faculty respondents across 7 countries about their technology experiences. ECAR also collaborated with 124 institutions to collect responses from 43,559 undergraduate students across 10 countries about their technology experience" The majority of insitutions where from the USA: 110 US vs. 14 from elsewhere. "data and analysis related to the following topics:Device ownership; Campus technology experiences; Security training and practices; Sources of technology support; Classroom technology experiences; Desired technologies for teaching and learning; Student success technology evaluations; Perspectives and preferences for teaching and learning environments; Classroom mobile experiences and policies."
A few highlighted findings were "When it comes to meeting technological support needs, students' default modality is DIY"; "Students are remarkably savvy about keeping their technology secure." and "Laptops are king, smartphones are queen, and tablets are on the way out".
The report is at: https://library.educause.edu/resources/2017/10/ecar-study-of-undergraduate-students-and-information-technology-2017
Photo by Sheila Webber: dusk on the front at Brighton, July 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The librarians’ book on teaching through games and play

Andrew Walsh has put online an early release version of his book The librarians’ book on teaching through games and play. You can download it at https://osf.io/6xhrp/
Photo by Sheila Webber: seagull, Brighton, July 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

2018 Horizon report preview

I had missed the preview of the 2018 Higher Education Horizon Report. The full report comes out next month, but this 18 page preview summaries the main forecast trends. These are:
I. Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption in Higher Education
Long-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for five or more years

- Advancing Cultures of Innovation;
- Cross-Institution & Cross-Sector Collaboration
Mid-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next three to five years
- Proliferation of Open Educational Resources;
- Rise of New Forms of Interdisciplinary Studies
Short-Term Trends: Driving Ed Tech adoption in higher education for the next one to two years
- Growing Focus on Measuring Learning;
- Redesigning Learning Spaces
II.Significant Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Education
Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve

- Authentic Learning Experiences;
- Improving Digital Literacy
Difficult Challenges: Those that we understand but for which solutions are elusive
- Adapting Organizational Designs to the Future of Work;
- Advancing Digital Equity
Wicked Challenges: Those that are complex to even define, much less address
- Economic and Political Pressures;
- Rethinking the Roles of Educators
III.Important Developments in Educational Technology for Higher Education
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

- Analytics Technologies;
- Makerspaces
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
- Adaptive Learning Technologies;
- Artificial Intelligence
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
- Mixed Reality;
- Robotics
Download from https://library.educause.edu/resources/2018/4/nmc-horizon-report-preview-2018?
Photo by Sheila Webber: Palace Pier, Brighton, July 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

LILi conference: It’s Not Just Academic

The 5th Annual LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) Conference is on August 17 2018 at Glendale Public Library (California, USA). The theme is It’s Not Just Academic: Bridging Gaps with Information Empowerment in All Libraries and there is a nice variety of sessions. Registration is open, and further information is on the website at https://campusguides.glendale.edu/liliconference2018
Photo by Sheila Webber: cherries from my tree, July 2018.

Research Smarter resource sheets

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has published revised versions of its Research Smarter resource sheets "designed to help secondary school students research effectively and be information literate". There are 10 of them, each 1 or 2 sides of A4, "made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 licence, so they can be shared, reproduced and re-used widely". Topics include: Referencing your research; Why do I need to research my topic?; Research is a messy process; What search engines are out there? They were originally developed for the TeenTech challenge: the Link your project to what your end user actually wants and needs sheet could have done with a little more work to make it generically useful, I think, but they generally look useful.
You can get the sheets at https://infolit.org.uk/information-literacy-group/school-resource-sheets/

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Information Into Action? Reflections On (Critical) Practice #wilu2018

From the Canadian WILU conference: the full text of the keynote from Karen Nicholson (University of Guelph): Information Into Action? Reflections On (Critical) Practice which provides a useful critique of the focus on libraries and practitioners being "innovative" "active" and "shiny" rather than critical, reflective, meaningful etc. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/51/
Photo by Sheila Webber: between Bergen and Stavanger, May 2018

7 Things You Should Know About Open Education Content #openaccess #oers

Latest in the EDUCAUSE "7 Things" series is 7 Things You Should Know About Open Education: Content. Just 2 pages long it addresses the questions (those are the "things") 1. What is it? (This starts "Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or that have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others.") 2 How does it work? 3 Who’s doing it? (Giving examples of repositories and use: I think all the examples are North American) 4 Why is it significant? 5 What are the downsides? 6 Where is it going? 7 What are the implications for teaching and learning?
Obviously this is a simplification of the issues, but very handy if you are introducing people to the concept.
Download (open access) from https://library.educause.edu/resources/2018/6/7-things-you-should-know-about-open-education-content?
Photo by Sheila Webber: Honeysuckle, Lewes, July 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New articles: lessons from a viral cat; indigenous matters; buttons; distance learning outreach; popping in

The latest issue of open access journal College and Research Libraries News (volume 79 issue 7, 2018) includes:
- Going viral: Copyright lessons from Max the Cat by Rebecca S. Wingo, Alexis Logsdon, Christopher Schommer. This starts "On November 29, 2017, a photo of a sign asking library patrons “please do not let in the cat” went viral. It wasn’t long before the Internet lore surrounding Max the Cat exceeded the scope of the original post." One of the lessons is "If students see your slides without citation, and yet you dock their final grade because they didn’t cite their sources, then you’re not modeling good behavior"
- Collective leadership and participation with indigenous matters: Redefining indigenous literacy by Te Paea Paringatai
- Outreach, engagement, learning, and fun in 60 seconds: Button making at the Rutgers University Libraries by Megan Lotts, Tara Maharjan (that's pin-on buttons with slogans, pictures etc. on them)
- Being there at a distance: Connecting the academic library to students who study abroad by Celia Emmelhainz, Marilyn R. Pukkila
- Encouraging users to pop in: Popcorn Day in the medical library by Natasha Williams, Shalu Gillum
Go to https://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/issue/view/1099/showToc
Photo by Sheila Webber: Deck chair, Palace Pier, Brighton, July 2018

Monday, July 09, 2018

Global MIL week website #globalmilweek

UNESCO now have a website for their 2018 Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week/initiative, which is focused on media and information literate cities. Global MIL week is 24 - 31 October 2018. There is still time to respond to the call for papers (deadline 16 July) and they encourage people to organise events around the world in that week. The main MIL week website is at https://en.unesco.org/globalmilweek2018 and the call for papers is at https://en.unesco.org/news/call-papers-global-media-and-information-literacy-week-2018-feature-conference-and-milid

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Surveys: scholarly communication; libraries' civic engagement

Two surveys underway in the USA. The US Association of College and Research Libraries is carrying out a survey to find out about academic librarians' views on open, inclusive, and equitable systems of scholarship, and priorities concerning the research environment and scholarly communications. Deadline is 13 July 2018. A recent presentation on the project this is part of is here https://youtu.be/loHQUQc8oa8, this is the project description and the survey is at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACRLScholComm
I think that survey is open to anyone, but the next one is really focused on libraries (of any kind) in the USA only. The American Library Association (ALA) are updating their resource showing how libraries are supporting democracy and civic engagement in their communities, soliciting examples through a survey open until July 16 2018, Libraries, Democracy, and Civic Engagement: go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X772PVH
Thanks to Esther Grassian for drawing my attention to these.

Photo by Sheila Webber: Brighton, July 2018

Thursday, July 05, 2018

cfp: From Transmissive to Transformative Pedagogies

There is a call for proposals for a conference taking place 15-17 November 2018 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India: From Transmissive to Transformative Pedagogies: Digital Technologies for Fostering 21st Century Competencies (TECH2018) (TECH = Transforming Education Conference for Humanity). The proposal deadline is 1st August 2018. The conference "aims to showcase the role of games and digital learning in enabling a shift from “transmissive pedagogies” to “transformative pedagogies” to create peaceful and sustainable societies."
It is organised by the UNESCO MGIEP: The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), which "is UNESCO’s category 1 Research Institute that focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world. In line with its vision of ‘Transforming Education for Humanity’, the Institute employs the whole-brain approach to education, with programmes that are designed to mainstream Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in education systems, innovate digital pedagogies and to put youth as global citizens at the centre of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development." The themes are:
Theme 1: Transformative Gaming and Digital Pedagogies for SEL
Theme 2: Beyond Four Walls of the Classroom
Theme 3: Transformative Gaming and Digital Pedagogiesfor STEM+
Theme 4: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Education
Theme 5: The Institutional Framework for Application of Digital Technologies in Education: Towards Surveillance or Collaborative Intelligence?
Further Details: http://bit.ly/2LRQED1 Conference Website: http://mgiep.tech
Application Form: http://bit.ly/2LRQfjZ
Photo by Sheila Webber: Brighton, July 2018








Tuesday, July 03, 2018

New articles: misconceptions; IL testing; artists' IL

There is a new issue of the open access journal Communications in Information Literacy; Volume 12, Issue 1 (2018). The articles are:
- Predictable Information Literacy Misconceptions of First-Year College Students by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Allison Rand, and Jillian Collier
- SAILS, Take 2: An Exploration of the “Build Your Own Test” Standardized IL Testing Option for Canadian Institutions by Rumi Y. Graham, Nichole Eva, and Sandra Cowan
- Crossing the Studio Art Threshold: Information Literacy and Creative Populations by Sarah Carter, Heather Koopmans, and Alice Whiteside
Go to https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/comminfolit/vol12/iss1/
Photo by Sheila Webber: travellers in Stavanger, May 2018

Monday, July 02, 2018

Health Information Week 2018 #HIW2018

This week is Health Information Week, 2-8 July 2018. The website is at http://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/patient-and-public-information/health-information-week-2/ and includes a template powerpoint slide which health library and information professionals are encouraged to fill out to promote their own successes and stories here
There was a #ukmedlibs chat about the week which is archived here and there is a post about health literacy on the ILG blog here. There are evidently loads of local activities going on - examples are here http://www.sssft.nhs.uk/librarycontact/health-information-week-2018 and https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/health-information-week-tickets-47070566331
Use the hashtag #HIW2018