Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Centre for Information Literacy Research: summer event

Centre for Information Literacy Research: summer event

Date: August 13th 2008, 1.30-4pm
Place: Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, Regent Court building, Regent Street, Sheffield (see http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/visitors/mapsandtravel/university_big.html (Building 166 at G3) or http://tinyurl.com/5tmfyz (Multimap)

Description: This free half day event presents a keynote from a visiting academic plus reports on research and activities in progress. With a focus on higher education, the talks will appeal to anyone interested in information literacy in different disciplines and contexts. People can attend for just part of the programme if they wish. Please email information.literacy.research@googlemail.com if you would like to attend so that we can order the right number of teas and coffees for the break!

13.30 Welcome and keynote.

Welcome from the seminar chair: Sheila Webber (Director of the Centre for Information Literacy Research)

Dr Yazdan Mansourian, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Technology, Tarbiat Moallem University, Iran: Implications of the information visibility model in information literacy research and practice. Yazdan Mansourian, a former PhD student in the Department, will draw on his research and on his information literacy activities (see http://invisibleweblog.blogspot.com/).

14.20 Reports on ongoing research
Phussadee Dokphrom Information Literacy of undergraduate students in Silpakorn University Geography Department: emerging findings. Phussadee Dokphrom will report on findings from her doctoral research into information literacy at Silpakorn University (Thailand).

14.40 Tea/ Coffee break

15.00 Reports on ongoing research (continued)

Helen Dobson, University of Manchester Library and MA Librarianship programme Evaluating Information Literacy at the University of Manchester. Helen Dobson will present on research she has been undertaking for her Masters dissertation.

15.20 Maryam Nazari Conceptions of GIS (Geographic Information Systems/Science) and implications for information literacy. Maryam Nazari reports on one aspect of her doctoral research, which overall focuses on information literacy and learning needs in an international online distance learning programme.

15.40 Pam McKinney, Learning Development and Research Associate (Information Literacy), Centre for Inquiry Based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences. Inquiry Based Learning and Information Literacy: a report on CILASS experiences. Pam McKinney will summarise information literacy activities in Inquiry Based Learning projects in a number of departments at Sheffield University.

16.00 Close

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