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Free afternoon event 6th August in Sheffield: Reports from 4 information literacy projects

Centre for Information Literacy Research event: IL in strategies; thesauri; inspiration; schools: project reports
Free afternoon with presentations on three information literacy projects completed earlier this year, and a report of ongoing doctoral work.

When: Thursday 6 August 2009: 1.45pm-4.20pm (Registration from 1.15)
Where: Room 204, Regent Court, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield (map at
How to register: This event is *free* but please EITHER notify us on, OR go to and join the Ning community to RSVP, if you want to attend

1.15pm Registration and tea/coffee
1.45 pm Sheila Webber. Introduction: Information Literacy, an evolving concept
2pm Kate Coleson and Chloe Furnival. Developing a thesaurus for information literacy
2.30pm Samantha Abrahams and Hannah Wood: Analysis of Departmental Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategies’ (DLTAS) treatment…

Activities this week

This week Sheila Webber and Professor Sheila Corrall will again be contributing to a number of events.
Tuesday 14 July
Sheila Corrall is chairing a panel session on The future of professional education in which representatives of different LIS sectors will debate the fitness for purpose of current provision and priorities for the future at the Umbrella conference.
Sheila Webber is presenting a paper on Inquiry Based Learning as a First Year Experience at the Learning Through Enquiry Alliance conference taking place in Reading.

Wednesday 15 July
Sheila Corrall is speaking on The changing librarian: librarians of the future at the ARLIS 40th anniversary conference, Tradition and Transformation, in Cambridge.
Sheila Webber is co-presenting (with Keri Gray of Weekes-Gray Recruitment) a session Professional inspiration to join the communities of Second Life at the Umbrella conference.

Thursday 16 July
Sheila Corrall is speaking at RIN/RCUK expert workshop (in London) on improving information-handl…

Surviving the Data Deluge

On Wednesday, 8th July 2009 the Department was host to the Excellence Hub running a successful event entitled, “Surviving the Data Deluge”. Twenty Year 12 students from Harrogate and Bradford attended engaging sessions ran by Mark Sanderson & Paul Clough (Google – how to be a successful search engine), Andrew Cox (The Internet in Everyday Life) and Peter Stordy (Invisible Web). The facilitator for the day, Eli Softley said “… it went really well and the students seemed to have a good time”.