Week 4: blogging from LILAC

This week I’m at the LILAC (librarians’ information literacy annual conference) conference at Manchester Metropolitan University. I’ve been chairing sessions on Web 2.0 yesterday and today. Peter Godwin from the University of Bedforshire gave us a talk on Google Scholar to Utube, discussing the implications of Web 2.0 on information literacy teaching. Check out Ms Dewey if you haven’t seen her.

I also chaired a session by Jo Parker from the Open University on the new OU module, ‘Beyond Google’ which incorporates various web 2.0 tools, such as blogs and wikis. I’ll definitely be following this up and getting in touch with Jo about this for the project. The session was following by Lisa Charnock from Intute who also considered Web 2.0 and asked us whether people wanted more user generated content reviewed by Intute. The over-riding feeling was yes we did!

We’ve had two keynotes to date, Dr Ross Todd from Rutgers University in New York, talking about IL in schools and Sir Muir Grey who is Programmes Director of the UK National Screening Programme and Director of Clinical Knowledge in the NHS. I’ve also been to a number of sessions on plagiarism and techniques Imperial College are using to tackle it, and also sessions on plagiarism in schools by Rebecca Jones from Malvern Girls School and Lucy Keating from Netskills. I’ll blog some more if there is time, but EVERYONE is talking Web 2.0 and thinking how how we can incorporate it into our IL training.

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