Information Literacy

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Books

Blanchett, H. (2011) A guide to teaching information literacy: 101 practical tips. Facet Publishing << check your library >>

Lots of practical ideas and advice for teaching information literacy. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Courses

LILAC Conference

LILAC is aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital literacies and who want to improve the information seeking and evaluation skills of all library users whoever they may be. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Reports

Community connections can help libraries do digital for all

Libraries’ community roots and community partnerships are key in helping to address digital and social exclusion – from the ground up. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Global perspectives on information literacy: fostering a dialogue for international understanding white paper

The paper, written by the ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) includes chapters written by information literacy experts from around the world, including Africa, Canada, Europe, Oceania, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and seeks to share individual international perspectives that demonstrate how information literacy is viewed, taught, and conceptualized internationally. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Undertaking an information needs assessment: a practice guide (UK Health Forum)

Information and evidence that public health practitioners require to inform their work can be difficult and time consuming to find. By conducting INAs, knowledge and library services can ensure their services are fitting user needs, address barriers to information access and use the results to support service developments. The toolkit has been designed to be simple to use and enables people to build their own assessment by selecting questions from the ready made question bank. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Websites

Information Literacy (NHS Education for Scotland)

Comprehensive definition of information literacy with access to lots of other more indepth resources including online learning modules. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Information Literacy (Health Libraries) : CILIP

Cilip website on information literacy, not restricted to the health sector [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Seven Pillars of Information Literacy (SCONUL)

For higher education sector but provides useful information on principles of IL [Last checked: 6/7/17]