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Monday
Oct152018

A Global Media and Information Literacy Youth Hackathon will take place in Global MIL week 24 – 26 October 2018 

Deadline for registration is 21 October 2018. This is aimed at young people so please alert any young people you know or work with.

Young people can participate online, or in person if they can afford to get away to Riga. The options are: "Online: work with your team on Facebook and submit a video presentation of your final pitch." OR "Offline: come join us in Riga and work with your team on-site."

The website is here https://www.globalmilhack.com/ (you register on a different form depending on the challenge you want to address e.g. "Disinformation")
The Facebook page (that lays out the key information clearly) https://www.facebook.com/events/480874172430809/

"Disinformation, Sustainable Development Goals, children protection in media, dialogue and social inclusion, these are some vital challenges and opportunities that are present today in the fields of information and communication. How can we tackle these issues through media and information literacy (MIL)? Join the Global MIL Youth Hackathon and find answers together with other young people from around the world and win seed funding from MiSK Foundation and UNESCO to support your youth-led project."

The hackathon is coordinated by DesignEDly and Global Student Square, in cooperation with University of Latvia, Vytautas Magnus University, and University of Tampere, with the support of UNESCO and MiSK Foundation, and in the framework of Global MIL Week 2018.

Monday
Oct152018

Do you Trust What You 'Like'?: Navigating Politics and Social Media

Stevenson Trust for Citizenship
Date: Monday 15 October 2018
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Professor Kenneth Rogerson

We are living with information overload. Sometimes we revel in it and sometimes we just turn it off. In a world where more information flows than we can ever successfully navigate, is it even possible to sift through it to know what is true and relevant to the choices we must make as citizens? 

https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/listings/?webapp=events&action=details&id=11024

 

Sunday
Oct072018

CILIP Information Literacy Group events for Global Media Info Literacy Week

 As part of UNESCO's Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 October 2018), CILIP ILG is coordinating three events with Library and Information departments at three UK universities.

With free events taking place in London, Manchester and one led by IL CoP member, Jacqueline Geekie in Aberdeen, please join in for networking, lively discussions of the new CILIP Information Literacy definition and a range of talks, highlighting emerging directions for IL research and practice in a range of contexts.

1. Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018: Emerging directions for IL research and practice (UCL)https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-media-and-information-literacy-week-2018-emerging-directions-for-il-research-and-practice-tickets-50526471035

UCL Department of Information Studies on Monday October 29th 2018 (6pm - 8pm).

A range of talks from Jane Secker, Charlie Inskip and recent UCL Library and Information Studies Masters' graduates, highlighting emerging directions for IL research and practice in a range of contexts.

2. MMU: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018: Information literacy – an antidote to fake news? (MMU) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-global-media-and-information-literacy-week-2018-information-literacy-an-antidote-to-fake-tickets-50745941477

Manchester Metropolitan iSchool on Thursday October 25th 2018 (5.30pm – 7.30pm).

Geoff Walton and guests will discuss the latest research which addresses this question.

3.  Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018: Digital competencies for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership. (Aberdeen)https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-media-and-information-literacy-week-2018-digital-competencies-for-digital-citizenship-rgu-tickets-50950639735

N204 (Meeting Room) in Sir Ian Wood Building of Robert Gordon University on Wednesday 31st October (4.30 – 6pm).

Dina Martzoukou will talk on Digital competencies for digital citizenship and Jacqueline Geekie will share the New Definition of Information Literacy and the work of the Information Literacy Group.

CILIP ILG 

Posted by Jenny Foreman, Scottish Government Library

 

Tuesday
Sep252018

ECIL 

The European Conference for Information Literacy (ECIL) is being held in Oulu, Finland this year. Monday 24th – Thursday 27th September.

Here’s the conference agenda. You’ll see there are a great variety of sessions, covering the main themes of health, education, research and libraries.

As far as I know only one of our IL CoP members, John Crawford, has made it to this remote part of Finland. A lot of very interesting tweeting happening on Twitter #ECIL2018 until we hear back from John.

@ECIL_2018 Official Twitter account of The 6th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL). #ECIL2018 #UniOulu  ecil2018.ilconf.org 

Jenny Foreman, Scottish Government Library

 

 

Tuesday
Sep182018

Fake news: what think tanks are thinking

This note from the European Parliament offers links to recent commentaries and reports published by international think tanks on ‘fake news’ and broader related issues.

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