• INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Practice] Medical students information literacy self efficacy: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    Doctors must contiually engage in evidence based practice, and so need skills for lifelong learning, including IL. Ann de Meulemeester from Ghent University presented some of the research about information literacy for self efficacy, which highlighted the role that IL has in the academic curriculum and for lifelong learning. Their research has shown that new students' confidence level of their searching abilities is much higher than the reality.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] Transparency
    What you get are unique ideas that are practical and yet effective. It includes diversions to innovation, design, wisdom, performance support, and the like, because they’ve implications for practice. I believe that transparency is a good thing. It builds trust, as it makes it hard to hide things. And trust is important. So, in the spirit of transparency, it occurred to me to share a little bit about me and this blog.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] International Graduate Students in the United States: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Information Practices and Library Perceptions of International Graduate Students in the United States was presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. Last session I'm liveblogging before lunch at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. She noted that the library at her university (Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA) has been undertaking surveys (e.g. LibQual) for many years.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] Evaluating Information Literacy Activity at a National Level: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    He started by drawing attention to initiatives in Scotland, such as the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice. The first slide shows what the Community of Practice had done in line with Horton's "commandments". John Crawford's talk on Evaluating Information Literacy Activity at a National Level: an Introductory Study is the next one I'll liveblog from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo. Crawford's context was Scotland.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] The Copenhagen Letter
    It is time to organize, and to hold each other accountable … We who have signed this letter will hold ourselves and each other accountable for putting these ideas into practice. I signed The Copenhagen Letter. Perhaps you should too, if you think that all people should control the technology that runs the world, not just the surveillance capitalists. Well, at least read it, please. To everyone. who shapes technology today.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] Vitenamese immigrants; international workshops; Street lighting industry; Open access book on infolit in Portuguese: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    They have responded by developing a book: chapters include an infolit self-evaluation framework, a smmary of existing models, best practice examples, material relatting to intergration of IL in the curriculum, and current and future trends/issues. This morning I presented on behalf of Dr Batool, a former PhD student, in a pecha kucha session at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] Keynote from Andrew Whitworth- Lessons from the Borg Cube: information literacy and the knowledge of difference. Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    Andrew then used the Star Trek villains "the Borg " to comment on information practices, and the need to be creative.The work of David Harvey was used to comment on the relationship between space, place and capital. An example was given of a local authority whose new office building radically altered both information and working practice, but not everyone found it a comfortable or easy place to work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] Information literacy for Masters dissertation students: Pam live blogs from #ECIL2017
    Dissertation advisors engage in reflective teaching practice in advice sessions, and this empowers students to engage in research. Next Kristine Stewart spoke about a project at Kings College to develop IL for masters dissertation students. These students are form a diverse range of international backgrounds, and may lack IL, it is difficult to know what level of IL students have. Continuous reflective activities are seen as one way to develop IL.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] Health literacy education of women in an urban slum: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    The slide shown above means that there were good signs/practice in terms of diet, avoiding smoking and alcohol, education and breastfeeding (but not so much with the things listed on the right). Allison Frances Wren presented a paper (coauthored with Priyanka Idicula, Amy Davies, Rob Davies) on The Impact of Health Literacy Education on Womens’ Perceptions and Understanding of Maternal Health in a Kochi Urban Slum at European Conference on Information Literacy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] our collective learnscape
    Almost all of these methods can be used by citizens to help our social networks, communities of practice, and work teams make sense together. In 2009 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that journalism is no longer the sole domain of professionals [my highlights]. [96] 96] A second preliminary question is what the new defence should be called. In arguments before us, the defence was referred to as the responsible journalism test.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] Using a brain booth to promote metacognition: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    At the end of the session in which Pam and we're presenting at the I were presenting at the European Conference on Information Literacy , Katia Karadjova (coauthor Marissa Mourer) presented on Dare to share the silence: tools and practices of contemplative pedagogy in a library brain booth.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] Information Literacy and the Future of Work: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    There was a research agenda for information literacy, and also implications for information literacy practice. Stéphane Goldstein started the second day of the European Conference on Information Literacy with his invited talk on Information Literacy and the Future of Work. He said that he would concentrate in looking at the future of work and the implications for information literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] Required Skills for Teachers: Information Literacy at the Top Tatiana Sanches: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    With changes in teaching practice and new learning technologies, there are changing competencies required by teachers, and hence there have to be changes in teacher education. Students have to be prepared to be lifelong learners, have to be able to work collaboratively have to be able to learn Ina technology rich landscape. Information literacy is essential to this process. Several countries already include IL in pre-service education for teachers.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] After lunch at ECIL : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Enhancing the Quality of the Library Processes – Benchmarking Workplace Information Literacy, Numeracy and Communication Practices in Two European University Libraries Jarmo Saarti and Nora Balagué This research study looks at the use of communication and management tools to support information literacy and numeracy in academic librarians in 2 universities, in Finland and in Spain. The interviews were then compared with the actual practice displayed by the indexers.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] The tortoise or the hare: undergraduates, information literacy, and the slow movement Marietta Frank, Kimberley Bailey and Catherine Baldwin from University of Pittsburgh: Pam blogs from ECIL2017
    Mindful practices and reflection can counter these problems, and help students focus on tasks, choose quality over quantity, and enjoy learning more. There is a challenge for librarians to move on from the discourse of "quick and easy" approaches to information searching to a more "slow and steady" approach which ultimately may be more successful for learners. This idea has developed from the slow movement e.g. Slow eating.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] Opening keynote: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    For example how does the organisation encourage people-centric networking through communities of practice. It is important for information professionals to work closely with other stakeholders in order to develop these information practices. IL in the workplace becomes strategic, meaningful, practical, agile, tool agnostic, contextual and hidden.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] Bonnie Cheuk talks on workplace information literacy: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    She concluded by saying that IL in the workplace becomes strategic, meaningful, practical, agile, tools-agnostoc, contextual and hidden. I am liveblogging the opening keynote from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. This is my live capture of what I think Cheuk said (rather than my own views on the topic), so as usual it may not be perfect (aldso I'll note that a few of the talks will be blogged by both Pam and me for different perspectives).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
    [Practice] preparing for perpetual beta
    Finding communities of practice, where we can safely test alternative ways of thinking and doing, becomes a priority. Professionals without communities to help them continuously refine their practice are at a real loss in this network/social era. In the long run, the more we contribute to our social networks and communities of practice, the more resilient we will make them and in return will weave a stronger social safety net for ourselves.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Practice] This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.
    After all, empowering three major Federal regulatory bodies dedicated to old media advertising practices seems like an awful lot of liberal overkill, n’est ce pas? The post This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Facebook and Google’s advertising infrastructure is one of humanity’s most marvelous creations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Practice] top tools 2017
    SocialCast : I have reconnected with the Change Agents Worldwide community of practice, and am spending more time sharing and learning on this platform. 9: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Practice] Winners announced for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards!
    The one outstanding winner which was agreed by all the judges: ANZ (Australia): A brilliantly-executed roll-out of an enterprise social network for a global bank with excellent levels of adoption achieved and business value delivered – a classic textbook example of good practice followed. Digital workplace and intranets continue to get more sophisticated and successful across all types of organisations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Practice] “people are for caring”
    At the end of this experiment, which turned into a permanent practice, May concluded that you can learn when your mind is open, but it can hurt. Christian Madsbjerg concludes in his book, Sensemaking : “What are people for? Algorithms can do many things, but they will never actually give a damn. People are for caring.”. How can we understand the complexity of human networks, especially when they are massaged by algorithms that drive our social media?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Practice] Celebrating #videogamesday - information behaviour in computer gaming
    In- and Out-of-Character: The Digital Literacy Practices and Emergent Information Worlds of Active Role-Players in a New Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. The findings both confirm and expand upon previous work on the social aspects of digital literacy practices of MMORPG players.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Practice] New open access items: Curiosity & science literacy; developing a for-credit course; infolit in practice
    Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research , 12(1). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research , 12(1). Two open access articles and a podcast! - Yu, S.H. 2017). Just Curious: How Can Academic Libraries Incite Curiosity to Promote Science Literacy?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Practice] hunters in the jungle
    Working for an organization gives them practical experience but it is from their extended social networks in the jungle that they understand their environment. The challenge for workers in what is becoming a freelance & gig economy is to survive in the global jungle. Work is moving toward temporary, negotiated hierarchies. The challenge for the modern organization is to have a flexible enough structure to let people move in and out of the jungle.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    [Practice] More open access articles: Disabled in library one-shots; Cross collaborative supervision in nursing; Graduate research methods
    This article recommends best practices for teaching librarians who may need to make accommodations for the disabled while teaching these library classes, currently used at York’s library. link] (Abstract starts: "This article presents student experiences and learning outcomes in information literacy (IL) and evidence-based practice (EBP) following interdisciplinary supervision of their assignments by nurse educators, nurse supervisors and librarians in real clinical settings.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Practice] Online learning articles: research guides; blended learning; frameworks
    Online Learning (OLJ) is the open-access official journal of the Online Learning Consortium. The latest issue (volume 21 issue 3, 2017 [link] ) includes: - Improving Digital Library Experiences and Support with Online Research Guides by Laura Brewer, Holly Rick, Karen A.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
    [Practice] Sensemaking and the power of the humanities
    Sensemaking is practical wisdom grounded in the humanities. What is Sensemaking? Christian Madsbjerg, in Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm , describes sensemaking as an interaction with fellow humans in the real world. We can think of sense making as as the exact opposite of algorithmic thinking: it is entirely situated in the concrete, while algorithmic thinking exists in a no-man’s land of information stripped of its specificity.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Practice] Blog>> Is a Happy Worker a Productive Worker?
    Funny enough, most of these interventions borrow from the suite of Knowledge Management practices! I network with a lot of people as part of scraping together a living, and they tend to mainly come from the HR and IT spaces.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Practice] Extending Engagement
    To make a learning experience engaging, you need some additional things: knowing why this is of interest and relevance to practitioners, and putting that into the introduction, examples, and practice. With practice, that’s going to come with only a marginal overhead. Second, the practice is distributed across more intriguing contexts. This means that the practice will have higher motivation.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Practice] Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams
    Participants are asked to bring with them a short critical incident, unrelated to their current team, so they have authentic situations for practice, rather than role play. . Day 1 – Learning and practicing the dialogue skills of Speaking Up. Day 2 – Practices for leading the culture of Speaking Up. Practice dialogue skills and ground rules in group discussion focused on a work-based topic identified by the team .
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Practice] #Copyright Literacy and Professional Education for Librarians #wlic2017
    The speaker felt that there should also be a core copyright class, incotporating a practical workshop element. Dragana Stolić (speaker) and Tatjana Brzulović Stanisavljević , University Library “Svetozar Marković” (Serbia) talked on Accredited Seminars as an Example of Good Educational Practice: Program ‘Copyright in Library and Information Science’ of the University Library ‘Svetozar Marković’ in Belgrade. There was good feedback, but asking for more practical material.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Practice] TeachMeet 5 September, University of East Anglia
    At the end of the session we'll have a chance to reflect on the presentations as a group and how we might incorporate any new ideas into our own teaching practice." The Norfolk Teaching Librarians' Network is running a free TeachMeet on 5 September 2017 (1pm to 3:30pm) at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. Presenters (10-minute presentations) are sought to share a teaching activity or idea.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Practice] 3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement
    I think there are 3 major components for learning as a practical matter, and I lump these under the E’s: Effectiveness, Efficiency, & Engagement. So, if you make your learning – and here in particular I mean your introductions, examples, and practice – engaging, you’re addressing motivation, anxiety, and potentially optimizing the learning experience. It takes some understanding and practice to get systematically good at doing this.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Practice] Innovative Work Spaces
    While it sounds good in theory, it doesn’t work in practice. And this was being touted both on principled and practical grounds with positive outcomes. Jay cited practices like having informal spaces to converse, and putting the mail room and coffee room together to facilitate casual conversation. Innovation is about culture, practices, beliefs, and technology. I recently read that Apple’s new office plan is receiving bad press.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017
    [Practice] Labels, standardization, and missing the point
    So much promise when I first came across the concept and started practicing it in the late ’90s, it wasn’t long (early ’00s) before KM was mostly synonymous with document/content/information management. An inherently complex endeavor well suited to navigating uncertainty was turned into an attempt to capture knowledge as if it were some static thing, to turn every situation into something that can be solved with a past best practice.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
    [Practice] A Book That Will Blow Your Mind About How to Make Use of The Knowledge in Organizations: A Review of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
    Each of the three companies showcased in this book have deliberate practices in place that are focused on development, and in each, those practices are quite different – clearly growing out of the context of the organization, not out of academic theory. Let me introduce you to just a few of the developmental practices at each of the companies discussed in the book. . One such practice is the Issues Log.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
    [Practice] RUSA to become open access
    Using a Qualitative Approach to Look Beyond Statistics (pages 257-268) (so this should complement the JAL article I blogged yesterday on "Academic Information-Seeking and Help-Seeking Practices") The home page is at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: large daisies. Reference and User Services Quarterly , official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, will go open access from its Autumn 2017 issue.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
    [Practice] New articles: metacognitive strategies; mobile devices; help-seeking; student perceptions; social media use
    Where Students Start and What They Do When They Get Stuck: A Qualitative Inquiry into Academic Information-Seeking and Help-Seeking Practices Pages 224-231 - Attebury, R.I. The latest issue (volume 43, no. 3) of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (priced publication) includes: - Catalano, A. Development and Validation of the Metacognitive Strategies for Library Research Skills Scale. Pages 178-183 - Lau, K.P. et al.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
    [Practice] Calls for papers for iConference 2018 #iconf18
    Posters : the submission is a long abstract (effectively, a mini paper) - Workshops (half/full day): Submission is an abstract plus a 1000 word description - Sessions for Interaction and Engagement (SIEs) : which are interactive, but (basically) shorter than workshops: Submission is an abstract plus a 1000 word description There are also calls for submission to the iSchool Best Practices and iSchools and Industry Partnership tracks, the Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [Practice] Student Success: open access journal
    This journal provides the opportunity to disseminate current research and innovative good practice about students’ tertiary learning experiences, which are supported by evidence. An Australian open access education journal worth monitoring if you work in Higher Education is: Student Success: A journal exploring the experiences of students in tertiary education.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
    [Practice] Blog>> ISKO Singapore Events and Resources
    Registration includes a copy of Paul’s new book: “Navigating the Minefield: A Practical KMCompanion” [link]. ISKO Singapore continues to run its monthly series of events around topics in knowledge organisation and knowledge management – some nice events coming up: UPCOMING EVENTS.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
    [Practice] Recent articles: information literacy everyday and in academia
    Information literacy: Empowerment or reproduction in practice? A few articles from the latest issue of the priced publication Journal of documentation - Martzoukou, K. and Abdi, E.S. 2017). Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. Journal of documentation , 73(4), 634 - 665. Open access version at [link] - Walton, G. and Cleland, J. 2017). A discourse analysis approach. Journal of documentation , 73(4), 582 - 594.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
    [Practice] Remote work – some thoughts
    I spoke at JiveWorld17 with one of our users telling the story of how we developed a Community of Practice for a global legal practice. Earlier this week on LinkedIn I saw “ The Rise and Fall of Working at Home ” listed in the “What people are talking about” section. I’ve been a remote worker for the last 10 years or so in several different positions, so I clicked through to see what people were saying. I have had great success as a remote worker.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
    [Practice] the complexity of capitalism
    In Complex problems our practices are always evolving based on what we learn. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. alaindebotton : “Academia: an invention of genius to keep the brightest, most enquiring minds from tampering with the status quo. Paddocks for intellectuals.” ” Is Teal the new Black? Probably Not.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    [Practice] Call: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World
    Given the interest in metaliteracy as a model for preparing metaliterate learners as responsible participants in today’s divisive information environment, we are especially interested in expanding the conversation to educators who have developed successful metaliteracy teaching and learning theories and practices to resist these challenges. There is a call for chapters (20-25 pages) for a book to be coedited by Tom Mackey and Trudi E.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Practice] What is the Future of Work?
    We’re also hearing about new work practices such as teams , working (or reflecting ) out loud, and more. Similarly, we’re seeing a growing understanding of work practices that lead to new outcomes. And we even have new practices such as agile and design thinking that bring us closer to the actual problem. In short, we’re aligning practices more closely with how we think, work, and learn. Just what is the Future of Work about ?
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Practice] What you missed: presentations and highlights from Intranets2017
    Intranets with benefits: A practical framework for benefits realisation. Intranets2017 was three weeks ago, and we’ve now caught back up on some sleep. We had our best numbers yet, and the energy was running high from the first morning to the social evening, right through to the final informal drinks. A huge thanks to our wonderful speakers, who hailed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Practice] Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Event
    This event will provide practical advice and hands-on sessions aimed at supporting health and public librarians in finding and sharing health information." On 16 August 2017 at Richmond Library, Greater London, UK, there is a one-day event Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Libraries. To attend (free) you need to become a member of one of the co-organiser organisationa, the Public and Mobile Libraries Group (PMLG) and Health Libraries Group (HLG).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Practice] Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction
    Using Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation as a framework, we will discuss how to identify what you want to know and how to match your assessment need to the appropriate assessment technique, and practice assessing student artifacts using a sampling of methods. A four week, online asynchronous course run by Library Juice Academy , from August 7 2017 to September 1 2017, and costing US $175 is Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [Practice] New articles: information literacy; #ACRLframework; metacognition; values; critical approaches
    It includes: - Frame Works: Using Metaphor in Theory and Practice in Information Literacy by Wendy Holliday, pages 4-20 - Revisiting Metacognition and Metaliteracy in the ACRL Framework by Diane M. The latest issue of the Open access journal Communications in Information Literacy (volume 11, no. 1, 2017) is accessible at [link] A focus is the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
    [Practice] Reflection ‘out loud’
    And practiced what I’m preaching ;). I am a fan of Show Your Work and Work Out Loud , but I’m wondering about whether they could mislead. Not that that’s the intent, of course, but they don’t necessarily include reflection, a critical component. I believe they care about it, but the phrase don’t implicitly require annotating your thoughts. And I think it’s important.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Practice] A Bad Tart
    I actually don’t mind if you want to tart up after you’ve done the work of making the skill practice meaningful. If you’re skipping the important practice design, you’re letting down your learners. PBL is ok when rote knowledge has to be drilled, or after you’ve done good practice design. Good learning requires a basis for intrinsic interest. The topic should be of interest to the learner, a priori or after the introduction.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Practice] Final update on #i3rgu
    A few last links to do with the i3 conference held in Aberdeen, Scotland, last month.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Practice] You should always follow the rules (except when you shouldn’t)
    Based on your understanding of the situation you develop several courses of action, based on rules or “good practices” that have worked to some degree in the past, and implement a course of action with the belief that you can accurately predict the outcome of implementing the course of action based on past experiences. Note: This post references concepts explained in the Cynefin framework. .
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017
    [Practice] Dear Professor
    They come in not knowing the “rules” of academia and discover that, in fact, different instructors can have very different rules and practices. I knew something was very wrong toward the end of Freshman year at Wesleyan. I’d begun to withdraw from the circle of friends I’d become so close to over the year that two of them came home with me over Spring Break. I either couldn’t fall asleep at all or slept 12 or more hours a day.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Practice] Responsibility for #ACRLframework projects moves
    The projects incude: ACRL Framework Sandbox , ACRL Framework Toolkit , and the ACRL licensed workshop Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices , Framework discussion list and the Framework WordPress website.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Practice] Writing For Learning: Patti Shank book
    Practicing what she preaches, and using the book itself recursively as an example, she uses simple words and trimmed down prose to focus on what you need to know, and guidance to generalize it. She also has practice exercises to help make the material stick.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Practice] Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017: Marcia Conner
    Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. As a Senior Manager at Microsoft, she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Practice] Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017
    Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. As a Senior Manager at Microsoft , she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Practice] Rudaí 23: open 23 Things course begins in September #Rudai23
    Topics include: blogging (as is common with 23 Things inititaives, participants are expected to blog their reflections and experience), image banks, communicating visually, infographics, networking and collaboration tools, professional brand, Personal Data Management, podcasts, advocacy, and evaluating information: reflective practice is encouraged throughout. "23 Things" initiatives started some time ago, using open tools like blogs to help librarians learn about using Web 2.0
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Practice] Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement #i3rgu
    Peter Cruickshank (presenter), Professor Hazel Hall and Dr Bruce Ryan authored a paper on Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement. The researchers had previosuly used a lens of knowledge sharing and Communities of Practice, so it seemed fruitful to explore this population again to look at how the councillors went about acquiring information skills and sources. Another presentation from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Practice] Distance learning and the experience of variation: How authority can cross geographical divisions on asynchronous discussion boards #i3rgu
    Next from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen Dr Andrew Whitworth presented a paper coauthored with Dr Lee Webster on Distance learning and the experience of variation: How authority can cross geographical divisions on asynchronous discussion boards The research problem was on how informed learning develops information practices, and specifically on how a particular learning environments can enable variation.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Practice] Information sharing in the ESOL classroom #i3rgu
    how people transfer their information practice; the importance of people and places); and information literacy and language learning (literature saying there is a link between the two, but mostly understaken in an academic context). Elmore's focus is on information sharing (how it is mediated by people, places and objects): she is using Fisher's Information Grounds theory as a useful way to frame her research, and also drawing on practice theory.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Practice] An objective request
    Well then, practice lots of X! So, I’d like to ask a favor of you. I would like to improve my thinking about elearning design, and where this starts are objectives. Or outcomes. Now, they can be easy, or challenging. I’d like to see some of the latter. When the goal is fairly obvious, it’s simple to address. They need to be better at doing X? But there are more challenging situations.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Practice] Rethinking information literacy through understanding disciplinary information practices @edwardluca #i3rgu
    The next session I attended at the i3 conference was Edward Luca (an academic librarian at the University of Sydney) on Truly embedded librarianship: rethinking information literacy through understanding disciplinary information practices in higher education. Luca moved on to look at varying information practices within disciplines, and relating information literacy to that.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Practice] Instructional Librarians Talk about the #ACRLFramework #i3rgu
    The presenters were reporting on a survey they carried out amongst librarians in the USA, investigating "information literacy instruction practices" (concerns, views and practice). They included questions about how/whether librarians were incorporating the Framework in their practice. More broadly, questions concerned assessment practice, extent and nature of collaboration with faculty, objectives for information literacy education etc.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Practice] Visual methods as an entry point to information practices #i3rgu
    Alison Hicks and Professor Annemaree Lloyd presented on Seeing information: visual methods as an entry point to information practices. Lloyd followed by saying something about her research into refugee youth, where they were asked to take photos about their information practice (they took a very large number of photos and had to select their top 5 that were most important to them). Day 2 of my liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Practice] Job search information behaviours #i3rgu
    Ross got 4 types of information: on practical skills needed; industry and job roles; contacts and leads and job opportunities. I continue liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Practice] FocusOn Learning reflections
    The good news is that games are being more fully understood in terms of their role in learning, e.g. deep practice. If you follow this blog (and you should :), it was pretty obvious that I was at the FocusOn Learning conference in San Diego last week (previous 2 posts were mindmaps of the keynotes). And it was fun as always. Here are my reflections on what happened a bit more, as an exercise in meta-learning. There were three themes to the conference: mobile, games, and video.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Practice] Antigonish 2.0
    As study and discussion proceeded, leaders would emerge who helped to initiate practical cooperative projects. There is a tradition of using public broadcasting for debate and public education in Canada. Two popular programmes on CBC radio in the 1930’s and 1940’s were the Citizens’ Forum and the Farm Radio Forum.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Practice] the discerning mind
    It usually takes time and practice to be a discerning sharer of knowledge. All professionals should regularly examine how their knowledge-seeking, sense-making, and sharing practices to see what they can improve. “I find that discussing an idea out loud is often the way to kill it stone dead.” ” —J.K. Rowling (attrib.). In the PKM framework of Seek > Sense > Share , the latter may seem easy but it does not always equate to helping others make sense.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
    [Practice] Our wicked problem: educating for digital literacy
    She identified challenges to digital literacy education including that people may overestimate their digital literacy skills, that information practices are complex, information seeking is a dynamic process, that people favour habitual practices and convenient solutions. Fortuitously, this evening an very interesting talk was given at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Practice] How can we all best use scientific evidence?
    Training for journalists and their editors could also help, and good practice guidelines for scientists, press officers and journalists should be drawn up or better followed where they already exist."
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Practice] Three Books Every KM Professional Should Read
    Tacit knowledge, that which even an expert may not be aware of, is transferred through the learner’s observation of an expert, followed by supervised practice and coaching. Leonard calls this process OPPTY (for Observation, Practice, Partnering and joint problem solving, and Taking responsibility).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Practice] #ACRLFramework for Information Literacy Toolkit launched
    They say that "Librarians can use the ACRL Framework Toolkit resources in a variety of ways: for their individual professional development needs; to form a community of practice with their colleagues around the Framework and information literacy; and to develop workshops and professional development opportunities in their libraries and also for local, regional, and state-level events and conferences."
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
    [Practice] network learning cities
    Edinburgh: literacy, empiricism, practicality. “According to my review of history and theory, four forms of organization — and evidently only four — lie behind the governance and evolution of all societies across the ages: The tribal form was the first to emerge and mature, beginning thousands of years ago.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [Practice] cities as learning platforms
    These associations could also be described as communities of practice – self-forming groups of engaged citizens. The network era citizen is connected: to communities of practice, extended social networks, the community, and society. In 2008, CEO’s for Cities recommended a more inclusive way of supporting learning in the community.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017
    [Practice] New #openaccess articles:@JInfoLit anniversary issue: information literacy theory, discipline, learning and more!
    Recent developments in impact evaluation and their implications for information literacy practice by Sharon Markless, David Streatfield - Information Literacy: Agendas for a Sustainable Future by Ross J. The tenth anniversary of the open access journal Journal of Information Literacy has been celebrated with a bumper issue (volume 11 issue 1) of articles by information literacy experts from around the world.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Practice] organizing for the network era
    The perpetual beta working model is a framework of overlapping networks, communities of practice, and work teams. Connected leaders practice the discipline of personal knowledge mastery which comprises working and learning out loud as well as critical thinking and active curiosity. In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons. The current organizational tyranny was a response to a linear, print-based world.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
    [Practice] 2017 Workforce 100 Announced
    Workforce magazine' has announced its "2017 Workforce 100" winners for best practice in Human Resources Management
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Practice] A learning meta-story
    And a lot of what I’ve been thinking about involves contextualized meaningful practice (no surprise there, eh?). Been thinking about how to generate meaningful learning in optimal (read: concise but effective) ways. So how might this play out? Thought I’d use a story to convey the experience I’m thinking of: Pat logs on to the system, and notes that it’s time to take a crack at the next assignment. In it is a setup with a role for Pat to play.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
    [Practice] Deliberate Practice
    The issue is that the program didn’t provide any practice in designing courses from go to whoa, it was all about theory. In the comments, many people talk about how the programs they went did include projects, but this raises issues around the role of programs as well as what practice means. Then the question becomes: how much practice? Indeed, if I need to develop a practical skill, I need to perform the skills. Focused practice. Intense practice.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
    [Practice] understanding work
    What’s more, they’ve developed a variant of business practice that’s been termed “surveillance capitalism”. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. DonaldHTaylor : ‘In Turkish you never ask “Did you understand me?” ” It’s rather rude. Instead, you say “Anlatabildim mi?” ” – Was I able to explain?’
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Practice] life in the jungle
    It’s why best practices and case studies are still popular, despite their uselessness. How can you survive in the jungle when you live in a zoo? “Our silos (I won’t even mention cubicles!), like the cages in the zoo, exist to control behaviour and reduce complexity by creating homogeneity and closed environments.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Practice] Put employee experience at the heart of the digital workplace (presentation)
    There are practical and pragmatic ways of delivering a better employee experience. I’ve enjoyed returning to Auckland, New Zealand, to present at the Digital Workplace Conference 2017. With a very engaged audience, I explored how a focus on employee experience is the key to delivering a great digital workplace. Key points from the session: It’s scary to see that only 31% of USA-based staff are engaged at work (and it’s even lower for the rest of the world!).
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Practice] Best Practices for Innovation Management
    According to "Innovation Matters," a research report by PA Consulting Group, as many as two thirds of senior executives surveyed globally state that without mastering innovation, they believe their organizations "will not survive
  • COLUMN TWO  |  SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    [Practice] Get a checkup of your intranet with our Annual Intranet Review methodology
    Recommendations for actions across all aspects of the intranet, outlining practical steps that can be taken by the team. Modern intranets play an increasingly important role in business, but they can’t stand still, or be taken for granted. Like any complex piece of machinery, intranets need regular servicing and maintenance. A bit over a month ago, we announced the pre-release of our new Annual Intranet Review package.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
    [Practice] New articles: transition, transfer students
    Reference Services Review volume 45 issue 2 2017 (priced publication) includes: - Thinking critically about information by Eleanor Mitchell , Sarah Barbara Watstein - Getting Out the Truth: The Role of Libraries in the Fight against Fake News by Oliver Batchelor - Exploring Motivation: Integrating the ARCS Model with Instruction by Krista M.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Practice] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    I developed the personal knowledge mastery (PKM) framework for myself, beginning in 2004, as a way to make sense of all the digital information flows around me and to connect with others to improve my practice. It is through this sharing process that collective minds can solve more problems, improve our practice and make greater gains in LSL outcomes for children with hearing loss.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
    [Practice] General Electric Communications Best Practices
    Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Deirdre Latour offers four best practices about GE's strategy to communicating through change
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Practice] Designing Microlearning
    The actual task is the practice, but I’m suggesting providing a model explaining why it’s done this way is the minimum, and providing examples for a representative sample of other appropriate contexts provides support when it’s a richer performance. Yesterday, I clarified what I meant about microlearning. Earlier, I wrote about designing microlearning, but what I was really talking about was the design of spaced learning.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Practice] the missing half of training
    A lot of practice, with difference scenarios and variable, is needed to prepare for these conditions. This is what happens when an entire field of practice accepts the compliance training fallacy. The training industry is based on models that were developed for the military. The Systems Approach to Training includes the ADDIE [analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation] model, with variations used throughout industry.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Practice] Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman
    Hackman’s book is filled with practical understanding about teams. There are many insightful researchers and theorist who come from other disciplines, but have much to offer knowledge managers. Richard Hackman is one of those. Hackman, a Harvard University Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology, is an acknowledged expert on teams and teamwork. He has studied airline cockpit teams, high tech teams, orchestras, chamber music groups, bank teams, and many others.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Practice] Information Literacy Group research day 5 June, London @infolitgroup
    This event will be led by Dr Emma Coonan (Editor Journal of information literacy ) and Dr Geoff Walton (Chair of the Information Literacy Group's Research Bursaries Panel) and will offer accessible and practical advice on putting together a research bid, with time for you to work on developing your own research proposal and bid." The UK's Information Literacy Group is holding an event on 5 June 2017 in London, UK.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Practice] the uncertain future of training
    The notion of best practices still permeates the business of training. Best practices, and even good practices, assume a state of order. Any best and good practices are being automated by software and machines. Modelling with our own practices is that way. Training courses are artifacts of a time when resources were scarce and connections were few. That time has passed. The roots of training are to get a lot of people to do the same thing competently.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Practice] Four weeks until the best #intranet speaker lineup in the southern hemisphere
    Practical, relevant workshops. Intranets2017 is the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere , running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. It’s now just four weeks until it all kicks off! Read down for details, and then register online. Just a few of our outstanding speakers! At Step Two, we know intranets and digital workplaces.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Practice] Webinar recording: Improve Your Instruction with Classroom Assessment Techniques
    Melissa and Cassandra discussed how they integrate assessment into their instruction and gave practical tips on how to adjust and customize assessment for specific situations." The recording is available of the ACRL IS Teaching Methods session held on 25 April 2017, Improve Your Instruction with Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Conversation with Melissa Bowles-Terry and Cassandra Kvenild.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Practice] knowledge-sharing, post-technology
    Practice and feedback are needed, as well an environment that reduces barriers to seeking out knowledge, having time to make sense of it, and sharing it with discernment. The organization can support this by fostering and supporting communities of practice. One determinant of effective professional communities is whether they actually change practices. Group collaboration is supported through practices like narrating your work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
    [Practice] Webinar: Critical Reflection to Improve and Grow As Librarians Who Teach
    Reflection is a practice that helps instruction librarians and coordinators focus on various aspects of their teaching in order to grow and improve as teachers. This presentation will begin by defining reflection and reflexivity while describing when, how and why it is used, as well as outlining benefits, challenges and examples of the practice."
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