Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Webinar 29th October: Masters - Emerging Voices in Media & Information Literacy Research #globalMILweek #MILCLICKS

The second free webinar that the University of Sheffield Information School (my department) is involved with for Global Media and Information Literacy week is on 29th October 11am-12 noon GMT, entitled Masters’ Class: Emerging Voices in Media & Information Literacy Research. This gives an opportunity for recently graduated masters students to share their dissertation research and it is hosted by Dr Drew Whitworth (University of Manchester). 

This session is another event organised by the Forum on Information Literacy (FOIL), which is committed to sharing Information Literacy research and providing opportunities for new researchers to participate. 

Each presenter is a practising information Literacy educator, and represent emerging voices in research and practice of Information Literacy. The presenters are: 

- Tsveta Rafaylova (RSM UK, dissertation submitted to University College London): The place and role of workplace information literacy in a corporate environment: exploring the information literacy capabilities of knowledge workers in a professional services firm 

- William Shire (Magdalene College, Oxford and the University of Sheffield): The use of Web 2.0 tools to teach information literacy in the UK university library context 

- Dona Fernandes (Hamid Bin Khalifa University, and the University of Manchester): Approaches to Integrating Media Literacy in the K-12 Curriculum: The Case of Qatar 

William Shire is a graduate from the MA Library Services and Information Management programme and was awarded the Henry Heaney Memorial Prize for the best dissertation in the field of academic librarianship. William, with the support of supervisor Pam McKinney, has had a journal paper based on his dissertation accepted for publication in the Journal of Information Literacy, expected publication in early 2021. 

All are welcome to come along, please register your interest here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foil-masters-emerging-voices-in-media-information-literacy-research-tickets-124536394709

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