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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 http://tinyurl.com/2drtzv5 for times elsewhere)
Where: Infolit iSchool
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/126/239/21/

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 http://InformationR.net/ir/14-4/paper418.html]
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 http://tinyurl.com/29uj8pw for times elsewhere)
Where: Venue: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/126/239/21/

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),
http://jil.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/ART-V2-I2-2008-2

Info from Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield

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