Information Literacy: the Case for Strategic Engagement

Professor Sheila Corrall from the Centre for Information Literacy Research, University of Sheffield will be giving a presentation on “Information Literacy: the Case for Strategic Engagement” at Trinity University College on Wednesday 2 September 2009.

The event is free to attend and will take place from 11.15 to 12.45.

Synopsis: the ability to find, evaluate and use information has been acknowledged as fundamental to effective learning and research, but is now also recognised as an essential competence for employment and participation in contemporary society. Library and information professionals in secondary and higher education have worked individually and collectively to develop information literacy in the classroom, at enquiry points and via online resources. Many institutions are engaging with information literacy at a strategic level, by setting information literacy objectives in their learning, teaching and assessment strategies; issuing guidance on information literacy competencies; and sponsoring information literacy projects and programmes. The University of Sheffield initiated a programme of curriculum innovation placing information literacy at the heart of student learning to strengthen its commitment to inquiry-based learning. Experience has shown the value of a discipline-sensitive approach to information literacy, a multi-professional partnership of information literacy advocates and dedicated specialist support for information literacy.

Please email John Dalling by 26 August if you would like to attend j.dalling@trinity-cm.ac.uk

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