Sunday, July 19, 2020

Recent articles: dark knowledge; HEA Fellowship, nurses' information behaviour; use of the IL Framework in China

Burnett, S. and Lloyd, A. (2020). Hidden and forbidden: conceptualising dark knowledge. Journal of documentation . [Early online publication] Open access version at "The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of Dark Knowledge, an epistemology which acknowledges both alternative knowledges and ways of knowing which are cognizant of the moral and ethical positioning of each."

The 2020 virtual issue of the Health Information and Libraries Journal was also recently published with Table of Contents here. It is composed of older articles taken from the last couple of years, but offered on open access. These are the two most recent ones, I think, relevant to infolit:
- George, S and Rowland, J. (2019). Demonstrating the impact of your teaching: benefits of Higher Education Academy Fellowship for librarians. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 36(3), 288-293
- Butler, R. (2019). Health information seeking behaviour: the librarian's role in supporting digital and health literacy. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 36(3), 278-282

and also this older one is particularly worth highlighting
- Alving, B. et al. (2018). Hospital nurses’ information retrieval behaviours in relation to evidence based nursing: a literature review. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 35(1), 3-23.

Xie, J. (2020). Information Literacy Instruction at the University of Macau: Challenges, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 20(2), 255-268. "Academic libraries in Macao, China, began to use the term "information literacy" and to offer information literacy programs approximately three years ago. At the University of Macau, information literacy is considered important to help the honors students become junior researchers. Using the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as the teaching guide, the University of Macau Library offered one-time research workshops to second-year honors students in 2017 and 2018. The challenges included the variety of subjects studied by the honors students, a lack of understanding of the students' information literacy skills prior to the workshop, and limited opportunities to examine the long-term learning impact. The workshop convinced the students of the importance of information literacy. Raising awareness of the importance of information literacy to the students and educators campus wide, offering workshops to one or two disciplines, and forming a university library team to create and implement a compulsory information literacy exam are recommended."
Photo by Sheila Webber: ladybird on nettle leaf, May 2020

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