Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Journal of Information Literacy

The latest issue (volume 2 issue 2) of this open-access journal, the Journal of Information Literacy, came out whilst I was off sick. The articles include the following:

Karen Bordonaro: Exploring the connections between information literacy and writing for international students
Diana Garfield: A Reading Strategy for a UK university: Reviewing the literature on reading, literacy and libraries, with particular regard to the HE sector
Abrizah Abdullah: Building an information literate school community: approaches to inculcate information literacy in secondary school students
Philip Russell: Information literacy support for off-campus students by academic libraries in the Republic of Ireland
J.P. (Sam) Saunders, Janet Coles: Report on user trials for a new BEI database
Chrys Senaka Gunasekara: Fostering independent learning and critical thinking in management higher education using an information literacy framework
Hannah Hauxwell: Information literacy at the Service Desk: the role of circulations staff in promoting information literacy
Kathleen Morgan, Geoff Walton: InfoZone: an enticing Library and IT induction?
There are also book reviews. This is all at: http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/index
The journal once again has an RSS feed, and is also avialable via ticTOCs. TicTOCS is also something that emerged while I was away: "ticTOCs is a new scholarly journal tables of contents (TOCs) service. It's free, its easy to use, and it provides access to the most recent tables of contents of over 11,000 scholarly journals from more than 400 publishers." I haven't investigated it yet myself. It is at http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/ and there is a blog at http://tictocsnews.wordpress.com/
Photo by Sheila Webber: trees and telegraph wires, Blackheath, Jan 2009

1 comment:

zomba said...

Thank you for mentioning ticTOCs, Sheila. I hope you find it useful.

Roddy MacLeod
ticTOCs Management Support