Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Professor Wilson declared Doctor Honoris Causa

Professor Emeritus Tom Wilson received the award of Doctor Honoris Causa at a ceremony at the University of Murcia, Spain, on 30th September, 2010. The event was timed to coincide with the ISIC conference and participants at the conference were able to attend. Professor Wilson's "Guarantor", or promoter, was Professor Jose Vicente Rodriquez Munoz, Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Documentation.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Webber in Lund, Uppsala, Prague and York

Sheila Webber had an active September and early October with external enagagements. As well as presenting a poster at the Creating Knowledge conference in Bergen (as mentioned in a previous posting), in September Sheila was invited to present on the Information Literate University at Uppsala University and then at Lund University, Sweden. She also gave a workshop at Lund University for librarians and presented at a research seminar in the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences.
These presentations were all given with Bill Johnston, Strathclyde University, and there is a video of their talk at Lund University at:
At the end of September Sheila was invited to present at the annual information literacy conference in the Czech Republic, on Using Second Life as a learning environment. This is the presentation:
Using Second Life as a learning environment
Finally, in October, Sheila presented a workshop session, Meeting the needs of diverse users, at a CILIP Libraries for Nursing study day in York.

Monday, 18 October 2010

ISHIMR 2009 best papers published in HIJ

The best papers from the 14th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR 2009) have been published in a special edition of the Health Informatics Journal, edited by Peter Bath and Göran Petersson.

The conference took place at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden in October 2009.

The special issue can be accessed at:

The next ISHIMR conference will take place in Zurich in September 2011.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Health Literacy in Second Life

There is a meeting in the virtual world, Second Life. You need the SL browser on your computer, and to have a SL avatar, to participate.
: Wednesday 20th October, 12 noon Second Life time, 8pm UK time, see for other times around the world
Where: iSchool/46/28/21/: This is the Information School's Second Life island
What: There is a new "Health Information Literacy corner" on Infolit iSchool in Second Life. It currently has a health literacy quiz by Brielle Coronet, an HIV/AIDS information literacy exhibit by Robin Mochi, and (in the sky) a "Bird Flu" exhibit on a model of the 7 Pillars of information literacy. We will look at these, and also discuss further ideas for the corner.
This is a Centre for Information Literacy Research event.