Is Google making us stupid?

Filed Under (General, Information Literacy) by elearning4bradford on 13-02-2009

Author Nicholas Carr asks an important question; Is Google making us Stupid – important for the academic and for the learner – more and more people are googling and as well as the obvious information literacy implications Carr suggests there may be a more fundamental impact he writes “Thanks to the ubiquity of text on the Internet, not to mention the popularity of text-messaging on cell phones, we may well be reading more today than we did in the 1970s or 1980s, when television was our medium of choice. But it’s a different kind of reading, and behind it lies a different kind of thinking—perhaps even a new sense of the self.” See his full article first published in The Atlantic July/August 2008, here

Journal of Information Literacy – Vol 2 – (1) available

Filed Under (Information Literacy) by elearning4bradford on 30-09-2008

Volume 2., Issue 1. of the international online Journal of Information Literacy, with Ronan O’Beirne as Editor, has recently been published and includes a number of interesting articles and book reviews. To access JIL please follow this link:

JIL Volume 2., Issue1

Journal of Information Literacy – Issue 3 available

Filed Under (Information Literacy) by elearning4bradford on 15-01-2008

    Issue 3 of the international online Journal of Information Literacy, with Ronan O’Beirne as Editor, has recently been published and includes a number of interesting articles and book reviews. To access JIL please follow this link:

JIL Volume 1., Issue 3

LILAC 2008

Filed Under (Information Literacy) by elearning4bradford on 30-11-2007

LILAC 2008 (The Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference) will take place at Liverpool John Moores University,  17th – 19th March 2008.

This years conference themes are as follows:

  • Supporting researchers
  • Diversity and social justice
  • Practical approaches to information literacy
  • The net generation
  • Ethical information
  • Staff development and Information literacy
  • Marketing Information literacy

Click here for more information on LILAC 2008.

Belgrade conference on Information Literacy

Filed Under (Information Literacy) by elearning4bradford on 09-11-2007

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At the beginning of October I travelled to Belgrade, Serbia to present a paper on LolliPop the IL programme to this conference:

THE INFORMATION LITERACY LANDSCAPE

5 – 7 October 2007

Belgrade, Serbia

Information literacy is a life-long learning process that incorporates the knowledge and skill required to find information, to evaluate information, and to use information effectively.

CONFERENCE THEMES

Critical thinking/evaluation of information

Bibliographic instruction vs. information literacy

Assessment of information literacy

Influence of technology on information literacy

Teaching of information literacy

Access to information: the “have” vs. the “have not”

Economic, legal, ethical, and social aspects of information literacy

Information literacy skills sets: retrieval, use, evaluation, and repackaging

Information beyond Google

Information literacy and lifelong learning

This was an exciting opportunity to learn about issues in Information Literacy in the Balkans, and to demonstrate the work we are doing on Information Literacy here at Bradford College. My host was Aleksandra Vranes Presidant of the Serbian Library Association, I have invited Aleksandra to visit Bradford in March 2008.  The conference website is located here.