Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Webinar: The Emerging Discipline of Information Literacy: A Conversation: 5 April

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A free webinar organised by the American Library Association Library Research Roundtable (LRRT) is The Emerging Discipline of Information Literacy: A Conversation on 5 April 2024 13.00-14.00 US Central time (which is, e.g., 19.00 UK time (BST).
I am one of the speakers, with Dr John Budd (Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, USA), Dr Karen F. Kaufmann (Assistant Professor of Instruction, University of South Florida, USA) and Professor Clarence Maybee (Associate Dean for Learning, Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies, USA).
"Is Information Literacy (IL) a discipline in itself? That is the contention of the Information Literacy Handbook: Charting the Discipline (to be published in 2025 by Facet) and the organization that put the work together, the Information Literacy Is a Discipline (ILIAD) group. The presentation features highlights from the Handbook as a means to define IL and to illustrate how the disciplinary features are manifest. We will explore research opportunities and a balanced view of information literacy as a discipline and what this might look like. Participants will be able to share their ideas around IL as a discipline during the presentation using online polling questions for audience reflections and sentiments to contribute to the conversation. Participants will take away a broader and deeper understanding of what IL is and how it contributes to the awareness and knowledge of all those touched by it. The presentation intends to facilitate participants to imagine how the IL Handbook provides a pathway for the IL community to coalesce around the tacit knowledge of IL into one thesis."
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