Friday, February 09, 2018

Seminar: Information Literacy Teaching for New(er) Professionals

The Information Literacy Teaching for New(er) Professionals seminar takes place on 16 April 2018 in Sheffield, UK. "Particularly suited to new professionals or those new to teaching Information Literacy and associated skills.This day will introduce some key Information Literacy frameworks and give an overview of key ideas associated with teaching information skills. This event is run by the Information Literacy Group (ILG) of CILIP, with current CILIP members receiving considerable discount on attendance. Any surplus is reinvested into ILG activities." Trainers: Kate Grigsby, Jane Secker, and Andrew Walsh. Cost is £75 for members and £115 for non-members. More information at

There is also a CILIP ILG seminar on Reflective Practice for Information Literacy Practitioners, on 18 June 2018 in London, UK. "The focus of this workshop is the use of reflective practice for library and information practitioners with a focus on information literacy training. The day will consist of a presentation of basic theories and definitions, so that the practices that are learnt and developed throughout the day are grounded in research. Participants will be exposed to a range of tools and techniques that can be applied in the personally and in the workplace, and will cover reflective thinking, reflective discussion, reflective writing, and practice. After considering these generic aspects of reflection participants will then focus more specifically on reflection for learning, and information literacy practice. A number of case studies will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to draw on their own experiences in the work place. The day will be interactive, and participants are expected to engage in discussion, and a number of individual, and group exercises." It is led by Barbara Sen. More information at
Photo by Sheila Webber: my colleague, lego-meister Peter Stordy, led creative activities about teacher and teaching assistant identities, using lego, at out teaching assistant training day today (I led a session about the teaching-learning environment)

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