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Brought to you by the CILIP Information Literacy Group
The Information Literacy website has been designed and developed by information professionals from key UK organisations actively involved in the field of information literacy. The website aims to support practitioners and researchers from around the world with an interest in information and digital literacy by providing news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available tool kits. Our aim is to provide a practical resource that information professionals regularly visit to discover the latest developments in information literacy. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing to this site as we would welcome suggestions, additional material and guest articles. Information literacy has been known by many different names: library orientation; bibliographic instruction; user education; information skills training. Each has built on the other.

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Information literacy won't save us... “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” (Image c/o Patrik Theander on Flickr.) In the wake of both the EU referendum and the election of Trump in the United States, there has been a growing concern about the proliferation of “fake news” and the rise of post-truth politics. As William Davies puts it in The New York Times, facts are “losing their ability to support consensus” as we enter “an age of post-truth politics”. This kind of talk is, of course, catnip for library workers because it plays into certain narratives that have dominated the discourse in recent years, specifically the rising importance of information literacy.

Digital and Information Literacy Framework What is digital literacy and how is it different from information literacy? Digital literacy includes the ability to find and use information (otherwise known as information literacy) but goes beyond this to encompass communication, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information. Both digital and information literacy are underpinned by critical thinking and evaluation. What does the DIL framework cover and how is it structured?

ACRL Proficiency Standards Approved by the ACRL Board, June 24, 2007 Introduction As the role of instruction and information literacy continues to grow in the academic library, librarians are faced with a need to develop a more focused set of skills to teach effectively in library instruction programs. Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog We recently posted, “10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article,” which highlighted key items to look for on a website when determining its credibility. The infographic found here summarizes the content from the blog post and students can use it as a guide when using news sources in research. Post, print, or share it with your students or others!

Motivation - learning community - HOTS and LOTS As educators we are promoting lower order thinking skills as well as higher order thinking skills - or LOTS and HOTS - within our students. Through the use of a variety of teaching techniques to promote LOTS and HOTS, the student will start to implement the application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new knowledge. Higher-order thinking is thinking that takes place in the highest levels of cognitive processing. Teaching Critical Thinking Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.

Information Literacy Introduction Welcome to the online Information Literacy training programme. Participants are being offered an enjoyable and rewarding programme of learning and experience which will lead to a certificate of participation from the School Library Association. This course has been created by Lin Smith and is largely born from two decades of work in large secondary schools with differing demographics. Writing Resources - Essay Help In a short essay, you have space for only a one-paragraph introduction. Once your essay gets beyond about 10 paragraphs, you can consider a two-paragraph introduction. In Tocqueville's book, the introduction is an entire chapter, but it does the same things that a one-paragraph introduction does: the introduction to an academic essay (1) introduces the topic, (2) sets up the argument of the thesis, and (3) points forward to the rest of the essay. In fact, accomplishing these goals begins as early as the title of the essay. Consider the title a significant part of your introduction.

UT Library Instruction Methods Teaching Fundamentals This section covers some basic concepts and theories behind good teaching practice. By developing your own teaching philosophy and style, and by understanding various learning styles, you will build a solid foundation for effective teaching. Teaching in LibrariesTeaching PhilosophyTeaching StylesTeaching to All Types of LearnersFurther Reading and Resources Class Planning Planning out your session gives you the opportunity to: Taking information literacy lessons into Google Classroom Valerie Dewhurst, Librarian at QEGS Blackburn recently made her first step in to moving her information literacy lessons online. Her school has moved to Google Classroom, and she emailed me about her first online lesson. Firstly my main priority was to make sure students know just exactly what Information Literacy actually means/covers ….. So students are being well-informed as I go on to explain that IL is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognise when information is needed, and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Wikipedia vs Encyclopaedia: A question of trust? The sale of traditional encyclopaedias moved away from door-to-door sales to the ‘added value’ that came along with CD or DVD versions in the mid-90s. These disc-based versions sold well for a while and even encouraged some new players, like Microsoft and Dorling Kindersley, to get in on the act. Then the internet, with its free information philosophy, killed a lot of that market off. And when somebody said the magic word ‘Wiki’, the whole encyclopaedia compilation process was re-invented. Rather than relying on panels of scholars to disseminate their knowledge from the top down, now anybody with some niche knowledge can create and edit topics, from the bottom up.

ACRL Sample Courses Skip to main content ALA User Menu Search form Unit Eyebrow Links You are at: » ACRL » Advocacy & Issues » Information Literacy Resources » Course Descriptions and Syllabi Cyberbullying guidance and practical toolkit New resources launching as part of Anti-Bullying Week To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying we have launched new cyberbullying guidance along with a practical PSHE toolkit for teachers. Funded by the Government Equalities Office and European Union as part of our work as the UK Safer Internet Centre, these resources will help schools address issues such as cyberbullying, sexting and peer pressure online.

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica Wikipedia is about as good a source of accurate information as Britannica, the venerable standard-bearer of facts about the world around us, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature. Over the last couple of weeks, Wikipedia, the free, open-access encyclopedia, has taken a great deal of flak in the press for problems related to the credibility of its authors and its general accountability. In particular, Wikipedia has taken hits for its inclusion, for four months, of an anonymously written article linking former journalist John Seigenthaler to the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy. At the same time, the blogosphere was buzzing for several days about of anonymously deleting references to others' seminal work on the technology. Still, many critics have tried to downplay its role as a source of valid information and have often pointed to the Encyclopedia Britannica as an example of an accurate reference.