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.
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…
ACM SIGIR, the leading information retrieval conference had presentations from four Sheffield people this past week: a full paper, a poster, a doctoral consortium presentation and a workshop paper. The work was all from members of the Sheffield IR group.
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…
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”.