Archive for November, 2010


Information behaviour/information literacy journal club

21 November, 2010

The information behaviour/information literacy journal club continues in Second Life, the virtual world. All are welcome to participate (you need a SL avatar and the SL browser on your computer to participate). These are both one hour sessions with a short introduction in voice, and main discussion in text chat.

*** November Journal club meeting
When: Wednesday November 24th 12 noon SLT (same as US Pacific time, 8pm UK time,
see for times elsewhere)
Where: Infolit iSchool

Pancha Enzyme (Edinburgh University) leads a discussion on:
Sundin, O. & Francke, H. (2009). “In search of credibility: pupils’ information practices in learning environments” Information Research, 14(4) paper 418. [Available at]
Please read the article – to start things off we’d like you to think about the questions:
– What strengths/weaknesses do you see in this study?
– How do you address assessment of authority/credibility in your information literacy teaching?
– What changes, if any, does this study prompt you to think about making to your current practice?

*** December journal club meeting
When: 15 December 2010, 12 noon SL time(see for times elsewhere)
Where: Venue:

In December’s journal club, Maggie Kohime (Sheffield University) will lead discussion on the article:
Hauxwell, H. (2008) Information literacy at the Service Desk: the role of circulations staff in promoting information literacy. Journal of Information Literacy, 2(2),

Info from Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield


i3 conference in Aberdeen

9 November, 2010

The conference i3 (Information: Interactions and Impact) takes place in Aberdeen the 20th – 23rd of June 2011. It might be a good opportunity to present work on IL. There is a call for paper out now:

Abstracts for long or short papers or posters are due 14th January 2011.

There are also sponsored places for “early career researchers and those in their first professional post who are accepted to submit a full paper for presentation at the 2011 conference”.

i3 is delighted to announce that a full fees paid place at the 2011 conference is available. This includes all conference fees, university accommodation, reasonable travel costs to Aberdeen (up to a maximum of £600 for travel) and access to the social programme.

(See the Registration page on the conference web site for more details.)