It’s likely that most people reading this in the Chambana area won’t have attended the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals’ “Information Literacy Executive Briefing 2012” earlier this month. That doesn’t mean that we can’t benefit from it.
CILIP’s annual briefing on information literacy allows professionals to speak on a number of panels on different facets of literacy, implementation, assessment, and best practices. While we may have missed the talks themselves, the presentations are now online, available for your perusal.
All of these presentations are great to look over, but of particular interest is the “Information Literacy: the cure for health information obesity,” “Digital Literacies,” and the “Sir LearnALot and Lollipop” presentations. The health information presentation makes an interesting distinction between health literacy and health information literacy, with a good plan of action for implementation. The Digital Literacy presentation also makes a good distinction between the concepts students and librarians associate with digital learning, and how to engage students with their literacy development. The Sir LearnALot presentation is just plain fun, and features a beautiful concept map for information literacy.
No dates have been released for the 2013 conference, but keep an eye on the CILIP page!