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News items relevant to information literacy

- the project blog has now taken over this role.


This page has been replaced by the project blog.

Two JISC podcasts worth having a listen to:

JISC podcast: Beyond the Google Generation - next steps follow up to the CIBER Report 'The Google Generation' - myth or reality? - 14


JISC podcast 26: 'The Google Generation' - myth or reality? The launch of the CIBER Report in January of this year, includes discussions with the authors, JISC, British Library and Government Minister - 22 minutes


Sheila Webber's Information Literacy Weblog - "the winner of the information literacy logo contest was announced, at the UNESCO session of the IFLA World Library and Information conference. The winner was the young Cuban designer Edgar Luy Perez, based in Havana. At there is more information about the logo and the designer.

The idea is that this should become a recognised logo internationally, with more and more people using it. You can also download the logo in various formats, and with or without the word "information literacy" (in several languages, with more to be added)."

NHSScotland NHS Education for Scotland Knowledge Services Group has produced an Information Literacy Framework document to support the development of information literacy among healthcare staff, all partners in the patient journey, patients and carers. The Framework is intended to support the development of improved, confident information-use among the workforce and general population of Scotland, as envisioned by the Scottish Government in its action plan Better health, Better care.

‘Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future’ by the CIBER research team at University College London new report, commissioned by JISC and the British Library, counters the common assumption that the ‘Google Generation’ – young people born or brought up in the Internet age – is the most adept at using the web.

International Expert Group to develop teacher training curricula for media and information literacy - UNESCO is to host an international Expert Group meeting at its Headquarters in Paris from 16 to 18 June 2008 to catalyse processes to introduce media and information literacy components into teacher training curricula worldwide.

Towards Information Literacy Indicators - paper provides a basic conceptual framework for measuring information literacy and is designed to serve as a reference to facilitate the elaboration of information literacy indicators.


Skills for Scotland: A Lifelong Skills Strategy published