On the information literacy quest to Sheffield

Last week I went to Sheffield to visit the Information School (which I’ve never actually been to before, despite many visits to the University of Sheffield). I was giving a lecture for Sheila Webber’s Information Literacy Research module. Some of the lecture was based on the talk I did about Digital Literacy at LSE which is on SlideShare. However, I was also talking to them about being a practitioner / researcher in information literacy – how important it is, to help inform our teaching, but also the challenges it presents in terms of finding the time to do research and getting the recognition for your research in your own institution. Particularly if research isn’t strictly written into your job description.

While in Sheffield I did three interviews for the Arcadia project, interviewing Sheila, but also Pam McKinney and Lyn Parker. I got some really great ideas from them about the future of information literacy.


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