Tuesday, 18 March 2008

DIS at LILAC 2008

The Department will have a strong presence at LILAC 2008, the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference, a major event in the information literacy calendar attracting an international audience, which this year is being held in Liverpool (Monday 17-Wednesday 19 March).

Prof Sheila Corrall will be presenting a paper on ‘Librarians as Teachers: the Pedagogical Knowledge and Development Needs of Subject Librarians’ which discusses the findings of an investigation conducted by former MA Librarianship student Laura Cox, who was awarded the Eduserv Prize for the best Information Literacy dissertation in 2007 and is now working at the University of Technology Sydney.

Prof Corrall is also presenting a poster on her own research on Developing an Evaluation Framework for Information Literacy Strategies and in addition she is co-presenting another poster on the work of the CILASS Information Literacy Network, a University interdisciplinary special interest group which she chairs on behalf of the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences.

At the same conference, Sheila Webber, Director of our Centre for Information Literacy Research, will be leading two workshops on ‘Out-genning the net generation: Second Life as a learning environment’, one of which is already fully booked. The workshop will report on Webber’s pioneering use of SL as an environment for learning and assessment for a level 1 undergraduate information literacy class, in collaboration with Lyn Parker (University Library) and a colleague from St Andrews University Library.

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