Future of infolit

Talking about the ACRL draft framework

A number of U of T librarians gathered over a series of three meetings recently to engage in a lively discussion of the ACRL’s draft framework for Higher Education IL. The ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force (#Isn’tThereSomeFancyAcronymForThis) invited comments on the first part of their draft framework, and the discussions, … Read More

All those new literacies, what’s a librarian to do?

Hats off to U of T’s Eveline Houtman for her article New literacies, learning, and libraries: How can frameworks from other fields help us think about the issues?  For many of us exploring and understanding concepts of metaliteracy, transliteracy, multiliteracies, this article provides a useful review of key literature, and explore the intent behind the jargon. … Read More

Summary: Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment

Below is a summary of the points made in the white paper: Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment We will be discussing the paper at the June 5 Librarians’ Information Literacy Practice Exchange.  In addition to the summary below, take 5 minutes to read Kevin Smith’s April … Read More

Attitudes Toward Re-Envisioning The UC Berkeley Library

Commissioned by the University of California Berkeley’s Library, this highly readable study of the campus users’ attitudes regarding print and digital collections, library spaces, hours, and staff provides a useful reminder of how different our library constituencies are.  http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/AboutLibrary/Hart_Survey_Report_Re-Envisioning_UC_Berkeley_Library.pdf

The Digital University: A Proposed Framework for Strategic Development

From infolit experts Bill Johnston and Sheila MacNeill , slides from a workshop around what it means to be an (information literate) digital university. The Digital University – A Proposed Framework for Strategic Development

JISC Head of Innovation’s 7 predictions of technology-enabled universities

I often look to our UK higher-ed neighbours  like JISC and the Research Information Network (RIN) for deeper insights on information literacy and its future direction in the academy.  So I was particularly interested in these predictions by JISC’s head of innovation, Sarah Porter, on how the jet-fuel of technology will change the nature of … Read More