Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Webinar: Building trust: Faith leaders engagement in vaccine confidence

An interesting webinar which I think is related to information literacy (evaluation of and trust in information) on 2 December 2021 13.00-14.00 CET (which is, e.g., 12 noon-1pm UK time): Building trust: Faith leaders engagement in vaccine confidence, organised as part of the World Health Organization's Infodemic inititaive.
"A discussion with faith leaders and faith-based organizations highlighting the role of faith leaders in building trust and vaccine confidence during the pandemic response. What were the facilitating factors, and what were the barriers? How can we apply the lessons learned during COVID-19 and for future health emergencies?"
The speakers are: Rabbi Gustavo Kraselnik (Spiritual leader of the Congregation Kol Shearith Israel in Panama since 2002; Executive Director of the Panamanian Jewish Congress; member of the Interfaith Committee of Panama); Priestess Beatriz Schulthess (President, Indigenous Peoples Ancestral Spiritual Council; Honorary President, Religions for Peace, Indigenous, Costa Rica); Judge Mohammad Abou Zeid (Head of the Family Court of Sidon; Imam and preacher at Aisha Mosque in Sidon, Lebanon; independent consultant for World Vision International, wrote the Islamic adaptation of WVI Channels of Hope COVID-19 Vaccine module); Dr Manoj Kurian (Coordinator at Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, World Council of Churches); Sister Agatha O. Chikelue (Executive Director, Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace. Chair, Religions for Peace-International Women's Coordinating Committee). Register at https://bit.ly/WHORfPComms2

Photo by Sheila Webber: leaves (before the snow), November 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021

Webinar: media literacy for all

The next EAVI Conversation is on Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 16.00 CET (which is, e.g., 3pm UK time), with Alexandre Le Voci Sayad who is co-Chair of the International Committee of UNESCO's Media and Information Literacy Alliance. The focus is on Media Literacy for all including "Analyse the role of educators and learners; Identify the critical role of developing specific skills nowadays and the significance of lifelong learning; Examine how cities can educate their citizens for the media" Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Sl0slP7TTOgpD5OZLyYIw

Photo by Sheila Webber: snowman today, November 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021

New directions in AI: formation of an IFLA Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence

There is an online meeting on New directions in AI: formation of an IFLA Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence on 6 December 2021 at 4pm UTC (UK time); 5pm CET; 11am US EST. This exploratory meeting will: "give an overview of the current state of AI in libraries; discuss the goals and objectives; gather 25 signatories who intend to actively participate in the activities of the SIG for a petition to be submitted to the Professional Council; propose a satellite meeting and main session at IFLA WLIC 2022 in Dublin, Ireland." "Artificial intelligence applications are increasingly a part of the library space: in chatbots, embedded in library systems, used for automated indexing and classification, and integral to robots. The IT Section is sponsoring the formation of a Special Interest Group in AI (AI SIG). ... If the SIG is approved we will also hold the first business meeting to nominate a Convenor and seek volunteers to serve in roles including Secretary and Communications Coordinator. Registration at https://bnf-fr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kfuGopzssH9z17Zw0Xy2tahGPDZATZlZ-

Friday, November 26, 2021

Recent articles: Workplace information literacy; Information Behaviour in the pandemic

Middleton, L. & Hall, H. (2021). Workplace information literacy: a bridge to the development of innovative work behaviour [IWB]. Journal of Documentation, 77(6), 1343-1363. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-03-2021-0065 "The purpose of the work reported in this paper was to investigate a further set of possible determinants of the development of IWB: those that are information-related." using mixed methods "A set of information-related determinants of the development of IWB is evidenced, adding to the list of determinants that are already well documented. Notably workplace information literacy (IL) appears to furnish a bridge between determinants of the development of IWB and workplace learning."

Zimmerman, M.S. (2021). Health information-seeking behavior in the time of COVID-19: information horizons methodology to decipher source path during a global pandemic. Journal of Documentation, 77(6), 1248-1264. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-01-2021-0022. The aim was "To determine the differences, as represented by information horizons mapping, in the health information-seeking behavior from a group of participants between March 2019 and April 2020 of the novel coronavirus pandemic." 149 participants drew information horizons maps & did a health literacy test, this was repeated before and after the start of the pandemic "There is a statistically significant difference in the increased number of sources and the ranked quality of the sources that people used during the pandemic. Participants were much more likely to use credible sources and news sources, especially if they were older, more educated and had higher literacy levels – both health and information. They also relied heavily on social media. The participant group in the pandemic had a much heavier reliance on sources that are often used in a passive encountering way but engaging with them in an active information-seeking manner. The health information-seeking behavior in this study did not adhere to other research that found issue with information overload, avoidance and cyberchondria in response to crisis situations." 

Ke, Q., Du, J.T. and Ji, L. (2021). Toward a conceptual framework of health crisis information needs: an analysis of COVID-19 questions in a Chinese social Q&A website. Journal of Documentation, 77(4), 851-870. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2020-0173 "This study collected the COVID-19-related questions posted on a Chinese social Q&A website for a period of 90 days since the pandemic outbreak in China. A qualitative thematic approach was applied to analyze the 1,681 valid questions using an open coding process. ... A taxonomy of information need topics for a health crisis context that identifies 8 main categories and 33 subcategories was developed, from which four overarching themes were extracted. These include understanding, clarification and preparation; affection expression of worries and confidence; coping with a challenging situation and resuming normal life; and social roles in the pandemic."
Photo by Sheila Webber: branchlet of autumn leaves, November 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Online event: Nailed It! Stories of Failure, Setbacks, and Where We Go From There

Free online event: Nailed It! Stories of Failure, Setbacks, and Where We Go From There on 3 December 2021 at 9.00-13.00 US Pacific time (which is, e.g., 17.00-21.00 UK time). It is organised by CARLDIG-S (California Academic Reference Librarians Discussion Interest Group-South).
"This program will offer an opportunity for library professionals to share their encounters with frustration or failure in areas of reference and the lessons they learned. Can you think of a time that, despite your best intentions, things just didn't go according to plan? This is the program for you! While we don't often discuss failure in our lives, it is important to normalize these conversations and embrace failure in our places of work. Failures mean we are experimenting, innovating, and creating new opportunities for growth. Through sharing our own stories, we can inspire others as they work through their own workplace challenges. So let's talk about failure!"
The "Tentative" programme includes lightning talks Instructional Fail: How an Active Learning Activity Led To a Title IX Discussion and What’s the Answer? Lessons Learned from Assessing Tutorial Questions, and breakout topics include IL instruction.
Go here for more information and registration: https://carldigs.libguides.com/home
Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn carpet of leaves, November 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

ACRL Framework companion document: Research Competencies in Writing and Literature

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has just published a Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Research Competencies in Writing and Literature. This elaborates the framework in relation to this subject area. It aims to provide librarians with
"1) concepts for improving information literacy for novice and expert learners of writing and literature,
"2) tools to help create learning objectives for information literacy instruction in these same areas, and
"3) ways to align their teaching practices with the ACRL Framework."
The pdf is at https://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/standards/framework_companion_LES.pdf
You can also find this document in the Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks section of the ACRL website https://www.ala.org/acrl/standards
Photo by Sheila Webber: Agapanthus heads, November 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Online course: Discovering Google’s databases: meet the hidden family

A UKeiG Zoom Course is Discovering Google’s databases – meet the hidden family, presented by information expert Karen Blakeman. It runs 10.00-13.00 UK time. "This online course looks at Google’s collection of databases, their features, and when and how to use them effectively." The cost, including presentation slides and documentation, is UKeiG/CILIP members £50 + VAT, non-members £80 + VAT 

It is running on 25 November 2021: details here https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1565978&group=201314
and 7 December 2021 details here https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1569784&group=

Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn branchlet, November 2021

Monday, November 22, 2021

Call for contributions: Critical Information Literacy

There is a call for contributions for a Special Issue of the open-acces Journal of Information Literacy on Critical Information Literacy. The issue will be published June 2023 and the deadline for contributions is 9 January 2023. It special issue is edited by Lauren Smith and Alison Hicks.
Contributions "are welcomed in a wide range of formats. We will consider traditional manuscripts focusing on theory or research but are also keen to receive practice-based contributions and those taking unconventional forms. These could include zines, photo- or video-essays, research agendas, collaborative discussions, or audio recordings" As well as contributions, they are seeking mentors to support authors through the process.
They say that the aim "is twofold: to expand on the rich knowledge sharing occurring in critical information literacy practice; and to highlight explorations of this work from a research perspective. What is the nature of the ways the body of theoretical and research literature on critical information literacy is (and is not) reflected in practice? How are social changes influencing discourse in librarianship, and in turn, the boundaries between theory, research and practice related to critical information literacy?"
For more information go to https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/announcement/view/44

Photo by Sheila Webber: remembering summer roses 2, June 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Online short courses: Critical Information Literacy; Online Instructional Delivery

Forthcoming Library Juice Academy short online courses include:
- Online Instructional Delivery. December 6 2021 - January 2 2022 Cost US $200. Leader Mimi O'Malley. "This four-week course walks participants through the instructional delivery and facilitation of an online course. The course pays attention to instructor social presence and feedback. This course delves into online instructor strategies for pacing online students on task and remedying student misbehavior in the online classroom." Go to https://libraryjuiceacademy.com/shop/course/267-online-instructional-delivery/
- Critical Information Literacy. Cost US $300. January 3 - February 13 2022. Leaders: Dawn Stahura, Des Alaniz. "Over the six weeks of this course, we will examine core concepts of critical information literacy and critical pedagogy by discussing descriptive biases and controlled vocabulary, knowledge creation and scholarly communications, critical source evaluation and expertise, and using zines, archives, and cultural objects in instruction to highlight multiplicities of knowledge organization." Go to https://libraryjuiceacademy.com/shop/course/234-critical-information-literacy/

Photo by Sheila Webber: remembering summer roses, June 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Recent articles: peer observation of teaching; issues of streaming

Catching up on issues of the open access College & Research Libraries News: today volume 82 number 8 (September 2021) which includes:
- Teaching Squares: Improving instruction through observation and self-reflection by Maoria J. Kirker, Mary K. Oberlies, Carolina Hernandez, Sara DeWaay ("Ideally, a square is composed of four instructors from multiple disciplines across the university. Throughout a semester, the square members set goals, observe a class session of each member, reflect on their observations, and meet to share their reflections.")
- Streaming access in a fractured world: Designing LibGuides with student users in mind by Sarah Gilchrist, Debbie Li, Erin Toepfner (looks at issues of streaming media online)
Go to: https://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/issue/view/1605/showToc
Photo by Sheila Webber: Chinese lanterns, November 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021

Understanding Well-being Data @Suoman

An interesting new set of resources based on work by my Information School colleague Dr Susan Oman is Understanding Well-being Data. This online exhibition explores with a critical perspective the questions "What is well-being? How is it understood by different people in different times and places? What is the role of data in understanding well-being, and how can better understanding of well-being data improve shared understanding of societal problems, and make for a more understanding society?"
Go to https://player.sheffield.ac.uk/exhibits/understanding-wellbeing-data There are some short animations (I've embedded the first below) and they are based on her new book:
Oman. S. (2021). Understanding Well-being Data:Improving Social and Cultural Policy, Practice and Research. Springer. ISBN-13: 9783030729394

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Webinar: Accessibility Helps You Share More, Share Better

The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section (AVMS) have organised a 1 hour free webinar Accessibility Helps You Share More, Share Better on 23 November 2021 at 11:30-12:30 (US EST - so, e.g., that is 16.30-17.30 UK time). "We want to share our content with as many people as possible and this means making it accessible. There are many ways to look at accessible content. Some of these are obvious and some are less obvious. Librarian Jessamyn West will look at “born digital” content and share resources and tips to help content producers and sharers reach the widest audience they can."
Registration is required: go to https://www.ifla.org/events/webinar-accessibility-helps-you-share-more-share-better/
Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn branches, November 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe #EPALE

EPALE is the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe project, a "multilingual, open membership community of adult learning professionals, including adult educators and trainers, guidance and support staff, researchers and academics, and policymakers." There is a good deal of material on the website, including reports & guides, OERs and MOOCs at https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en

As examples: a recent report published a few weeks ago is Essential needs of educators to support seniors and earlier this month they posted links to various outcomes from a project on How to design, implement and promote change-oriented adult education in the fields of democracy and digitalisation
An upcoming webinar is on 24 November 2021 at 10am CET (which is, e.g., 9am UK time) on Artificial Intelligence and Adult Education, which will be streamed here

Photo by Sheila Webber: scattered autumn leaves, November 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Call for papers: @ISIC2022

There is a call for papers for the 2022 Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) conference which takes place 26-29 September 2022 in Berlin, Germany. "The bi-annual ISIC-conference is the academic home of the Information Behavior research community and focuses on contextualized information activities, expressed in different framings such as ‘information behavior’, ‘information practice’, ‘information seeking’, ‘information experience’ and others." You can submit full or short papers (the complete paper, rather than an abstract), posters, panel discussions or workshops, and there is a doctoral workshop. Deadline for everything except the doctoral workshop is 31 January 2022, deadline for the doctoral workshop is 7 February 2022. More information at https://pages.cms.hu-berlin.de/ibi/isic-2022/call/

Monday, November 15, 2021

Racism as a Form of Persistent Malinformation @Projectinfolit

The most recent essay in the Project Information Literacy Provocations series is: Tell Me Sweet Little Lies: Racism as a Form of Persistent Malinformation by Nicole Cooke. "Racist/racialized malinformation is the phenomenon of how we are conditioned, socialized, and repeatedly bombarded with racist and negative images and stereotypes. These stereotypes are repeated and normalized until they become malinformation. But how can these deleterious and destructive forces be eliminated? They need to be addressed and battled just as other societal ailments are, and critical cultural literacy can aid in this fight." Cooke explains what she means by critical cultural literacy and its relationship with other literacies, and outlines the persistence of racism as a form of malinformation (malinformation being false information which aims to do harm). Go to https://projectinfolit.org/pubs/provocation-series/essays/tell-me-sweet-little-lies.html
Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn leaves, November 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021

How to Teach Critical Thinking

The Reboot Foundation has produced a guide for teachers on How to Teach Critical Thinking. The Reboot Foundation is "devoted to elevating critical thinking." "Based in Paris, the foundation is entirely supported by the generosity of Bruno and Helen Lee Bouygues" so obviously it will reflect their perspectives on critical thinking. However, from a quick scan of the pdf guide (which isn't very long) it looks as though it could provide some useful ideas and activities. https://reboot-foundation.org/teachers-guide-to-critical-thinking/#.
Photo by Sheila Webber: casting a long shadow, November 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

MOOC: Disinformation Step by Step

The YouVerify project (I think this project part of Savoir Devenir) funded by the European Union and based in France, has launched the MOOC: Disinformation Step by Step, which starts on Monday 15 November 2021 and lasts a month. It will be given in three languages: French, Spanish and English and is aimed at a wide range of people including educators, students, journalists, librarians, youth workers. Being a MOOC, it is open and free and you can get a digital badge on completion. It has 6 modules: critical thinking, Media and Information Literacy (MIL), disinformation, verification, refutation and building MIL projects. There is a particular focus on visual disinformation. It is led by MIL expert Professor Davina Frau-Meigs. Register here: https://hub5.eco-learning.eu/course/disinformation-step-by-step/


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Call for proposals: SCIL Works

Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) will host SCIL Works on 28 January 2022 as a virtual half-day conference. This "offers librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. SCIL Works 2022 will focus on the many ways librarians have combined their skills built during the pandemic in online instruction with our new in-person services." The deadline for proposals is 3 December 2021.
Suggested topics may include but are not limited to: The many locations of instruction- zoom, in person, hybrid, outdoors, indoors, small group? Adapting in-person activities for masks and social distancing; Shifting virtual activities (back) to a face-to-face environment or new situations; Ensuring accessibility to a diverse population; Asynchronous vs synchronous instruction; Student engagement; Managing behind-the-scenes work Proposals can be for a presentation (20-minute presentation where the presenter shares his/her research or an effective program or practice with participants, with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A.) or Lightning Round (live, 5-minute poster session or slide deck. This presentation could briefly describe a program or initiative, highlight an online tool or tutorial, or exhibit an assessment process or instrument.)
Complete the Proposal Submission form by 3 December 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTM9rjxLdGO-BF3didG1V62xqYM9m33uvqBONCMehCI4LceA/viewform
Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn sky, November 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Webina 11 November: Launch of the Global Standards for Media and Information Literacy Curricula Development Guidelines #MILCLICKS

The launch of the Launch of the Global Standards for Media and Information Literacy Curricula Development Guidelines, co-organized by UNESCO and the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the European Commission takes place on 11 November 2021 at 15.00-16.30 (CET) (which is, e.g., 14.00-15.30 UK time). UNESCO published the revised MIL curriculum Media and Information Literate Citizens: Think critically, Click Wisely in September 2021 (with the summary version published earlier in April 2021) and now they are producing these standards.
"The Standards focus on necessary processes at various levels of society and offer an integrated set of core and common learning outcomes that all stakeholders seeking to develop integrated curricula on media and information literacy should consider. This document is a non-prescriptive policy brief. Its primary target groups are policy makers responsible for curricula development and media and information literacy related programmes, curriculum developers and planners, educators, NGO leaders, experts and practitioners implementing media and information literacy related curricula." They say that "This resource will be made available in multiple languages for all Member States of UNESCO, as well as civil society actors" and I will post a link when it is available. Register for the event at https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1ROJYz8SXyt8ZN7wOtEHA

Monday, November 08, 2021

Edumedia test

The EduMediaTest has been developed within the European Commission's Media Literacy for All programme. It is "an online questionnaire designed to carry out an initial assessment of the media literacy of pupils aged 14 to 18, as well as to improve their media skills, based on the results obtained, using training materials that are freely available on this website" If you fill in your details you will be given a code so you can access the questionnaire and administer it to learners. You do not get individual feedback for each learner, but aggregated feedback for the whole cohort that you tested, one result for each of 6 dimensions: language; technology; reception [of the media message]; production & diffusion; ideology; aesthetics. The idea is that then you are able to discuss the results with the class and devote more time to developing the aspects that the class did less well in. There are some support/training materials provided for each dimension, which include at least some of the questions (I don't know if it is all of them, since I haven't applied for the questionnaire), and the follow up material you might use to explore the issue further. In fact this could be useful even if you don't use the questionnaire. The material is available in several European langauges; English, Irish Gaelic, Catalan, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Slovenian and Croatian. Go to https://edumediatest.eu/en

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Online half-day course: Interactive Tools for Online Presentations and Teaching

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is running a half-day online CPD course on Interactive Tools for Online Presentations and Teaching, 10.00-13.00 UK time on 19 November 2021. Delegates will explore a range of tools including: - Menti; Kahoot!;  Prezi Next; Google Slide; Padlet "By the end of the training participants will have learned about a variety of interactive tools, tried them all out, and be able to make an informed choice as to when to use them in their online presentations, lectures, workshops, or orientation sessions." Course leader is Ned Potter (Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, and a Trainer for various organisation). Costs are  UKeiG/CILIP members £50 + VAT - Non-members £80 + VAT - Employer Partner staff £65 + VAT. Booking and more info at https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1559662&group=201314

Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn leaves and sky, November 2021

Saturday, November 06, 2021

New book: Facilitating Effective Sixth Form Independent Learning: Methodologies, Methods and Tools

A new book from Facet Publishing is Facilitating Effective Sixth Form Independent Learning: Methodologies, Methods and Tools by Andrew K. Shenton. ISBN: 9781783305582. Andrew Shenton has published extensively on the topics of information literacy and school libraries. The publisher's site says "Facilitating Effective Sixth Form Independent Learning is a comprehensive guide for educators looking to support independent learning in the Sixth Form. It takes the reader on a step-by-step journey showing how an appropriate teaching programme may be set up and offers proven tools and strategies that can be adopted in the classroom. The book advises on how a worthwhile research question may be formulated and establishes the importance of teaching unifying methodologies, in addition to individual techniques, before various means of finding information are identified. It develops an approach to help students think systematically about the available options and considers methods for evaluating information and managing time. The book then addresses the construction of essays and reports and then guides readers through understanding and implementing the Information/Writing Interaction Model (IWIM). Further coverage includes strategies for countering plagiarism and numerous suggestions for promoting student reflection."
Further information including a sample chapter https://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/page/detail/facilitating-effective-sixth-form-independent-learning/
Photo by Sheila Webber: nmore autumn leaves, November 2021

Friday, November 05, 2021

New articles: Measuring informed learning; Undergrads and assignments; Services to users with disabilities; Search phrases

The latest issue of open access journal College & Research Libraries (Vol 82, No 7) includes:
- Developing the Informed Learning Scale: Measuring Information Literacy in Higher Education. Michael Flierl, Clarence Maybee, and Emily Bonem.
- Exploring the Development of Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy through Their Experiences with Research Assignments. Amanda L. Folk.
- Citation and Referencing Support at an Academic Library: Exploring Student and Faculty Perspectives on Authority and Effectiveness. Lydia Dawe, Jackie Stevens, Bob Hoffman, and Morgann Quilty.
- What Information Are We Providing to Users with Disabilities? An Analysis of ARL Libraries’ Accessibility Webpages. Amelia Brunskill, Catherine Lantz, and Kavita Mundle. 
- Reference and Instructional Services to Postsecondary Education Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Mirah J. Dow, Bobbie Sartin, and Brady D. Lund.
- Phrasing in Reproducible Search Methodology: The Consequences of Straight and Curly Quotation Marks. Katie Barrick and Amy Riegelman. "The study found that 42.5 percent of platforms ignored curly quotation marks and interpreted the test term as a phrase, 30 percent of the bibliographic platforms acknowledged curly quotations and completed the phrase search, and one platform flagged curly quotation marks as an unsupported character."
Go to https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/issue/view/1608/showToc
Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn leaves, November 2021

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Webinar: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in OER

The Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) section of the Association of College and Research Libraries has organised a free online workshop on 30 November 2021 at 9am US Pacific time (which is, for example, 5pm UK time): Coffee & Conversations: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in OER (online educational resources). Register by 22 November 2021. "Participants will engage in facilitated breakout rooms to discuss a variety of topics related to DEI and OER including how campuses are handling access to technology, faculty support, and dual enrollment issues. Bring your own experiences with OER initiatives at your institutions." Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJknN03Z2PzOlXgF74y8CxJQmDiH0lwRb2ryWSSmfaRfDvdA/viewform

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Data Literacy with, for, and by Youth

An interesting project that was mentioned at the ASIS&T conference that took place earlier this week is Data Literacy with, for, and by Youth which has produced some resources that can be used in developing people's data literacy. Young people were involved in co-designing them. You can download the materials in one pdf, or as individual sheets. They cover topics such as surveillance, algorithms and data privacy https://sites.google.com/pratt.edu/data-activism-for-youth/home

Photo by Sheila Webber: Weston Park, October 2021

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Webinars on disinformation, AI misconceptions, digital citizenship etc. @_eavi

EAVI, an EU-funded organisation focused on media literacy, has organised a series of free webinars: EAVI Conversations:
- Technology and people (Lee Hibbard, Diplo Foundation & Council of Europe), 9 November 2021 16.00 CET (which is, e.g., 15.00 UK time)
- Don't trust your brain (Yannis Sarakatsanis, Youtuber/actor), 11 November 2021, 18.00 CET
- Disinformation (Claire Wardle, First Draft), 16 November 2021, 16.00 CET
- AI misconceptions, 18 November, 18.00 CET
- Trust in the Media, 23 November 2021 16.00 CET
- Online vs offline activism, 25 November 2021, 18.00 CET
- Digital activism & climate change, 2 December 2021, 18.00 CET
- Digital Citizenship, 7 December 2021, 16.00 CET
- Digital well-being, 9 December 2021, 18.00 CET
More details on speakers, and registration, at https://eaviconversations.eu/

Monday, November 01, 2021

New Book: Critical Library Pedagogy in Practice

Just published: Brookbank, E. & Haigh, J. (2021). Critical Library Pedagogy in Practice. Innovative Libraries. ISBN ‎ 978-1911500216
You can purchase it e.g. here, here or here, but (according to one of the Editor's tweets) chapters will also be made available on open access, possibly this is the place to monitor for that.

Photo by Sheila Webber: hydrangea, October 2021.