Friday, 21 December 2007

Alumni named among 2007 Top Ten New Librarians

Two former departmental students, Alexis Dimyan and Helen Dahlke, have been named among the Top Ten New Librarians for 2007, by the Love Libaries campaign.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Research seminar: Benchmarking Strategic Engagement with Information Literacy

Professor Sheila Corrall

Friday 7th December, 11.00-12.00, RC204, Regent Court

"Benchmarking Strategic Engagement with Information Literacy"

Information literacy is widely recognised as an essential competence for the information society and many universities are formulating institution-wide strategies for its development. This research investigated the extent and nature of strategic engagement with information literacy in UK universities and used the results to develop an evaluation framework to supportinstitutional self-assessment and peer comparisons. The study used qualitative content analysis on strategy documents identified through a website survey. The seminar will explain the methods used, discuss keyfindings and introduce the main elements of the proposed evaluation framework.