IL in Digital humanities, IL as grad attribute, policy and a funny video

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Here are a few interesting things to pass in in the vein of keeping up...

Behind the Digital Curtain: 
"But here at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities on Thursday, a panel of digital humanists said that weaving digital humanities research into undergraduate education could help boost information literacy among college students."

"It's a fundamental shift, I think, not just in scholarship but in our teaching, to think about the process -- how did we get here -- as opposed to that final paper," said Nieves.

Pedagogically, undergraduate forays into the digital humanities need not be as complete or ambitious as building formal archives and discovery tools from scratch, the panelists said. Rather, the point is to spur students to "think critically and differently" about digital gateways and to "encourage new forms of close reading, knowledge production and interpretation" in the context of the modern information landscape, said McGrane. A peek behind the curtain, she said, can go a long way toward inculcating a healthy appreciation for the soft power of information gatekeepers and the instruments they use to exercise it.

Inside Higher Ed 

I bet everybody has seen this by now....


Information Literacy as a graduate attribute: Are employers getting a good deal?
"Graduate attributes are qualities that a university aims for graduates to obtain (many universities have explicit lists of these expected qualities) and tend to be linked explicitly to the employability of students. With employability high on the agenda at universities I think most university libraries are keen to make sure that the value of information literate graduates is reflected in such discussions, so we were all eager to find out more."

Library Trends-Special Issue
Volume 60 issue 2, Fall 2011, focuses on "Towards policy formulation" on information literacy, a special issue edited by John Crawford.

  • Information Literacy Advocacy-Woody's Ten Commandments; by Forrest Woody Horton, Jr.
  • National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland): Pioneering Work to Influence Policy-Making or Tinkering at the Edges? by Christine Irving
  • Think Global, Act Local: Expanding the Agenda for Media Literacy Education in the United States; by Vanessa Domine
  • Trapped Between a Rock and a Hard Place: What Counts as Information Literacy in the Workplace and How Is It Conceptualized? by Annemaree Lloyd

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