A blog about Information Literacy and related issues.
I've been writing an Info Lit blog since 2006, mainly just posting about activities I'm involved with and useful snippets of info I come across. I hope you find it of interest, if so, I'd love to hear from you!
A few months ago I was pleased to be invited to contribute a chapter to a new book edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin entitled Mastering Digital Librarianship. It has all be a little rushed since then, but I'm hoping the chapter I've just submitted will be acceptable. It's about International Branch Campuses and some of experiences we've had here in Newcastle in supporting our staff and students in Singapore. Here's a snippet from the introduction: "In a globalised economy, as
institutions, driven by the need to maximise their income, extend their reach
outside their country’s borders to establish outposts around the world, what
thought is given to the library’s role? Does our digitally rich learning
environment lead to unrealistic expectations of library support or is it an
enabler to a more consistent level of access? ...this chapter will illustrate some
of the benefits and challenges of engaging in international activities,
particularly in a digital environment."
UNESCO have produced the “Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide” . It brings together information about IL resources in 42 languages from all around the world: websites, books, journals and other kinds of
publications, compiled by Dr Forest Woody Horton Jr. Amazingly, this blog is listed in it too!