Webinar: views on information literacy in librarianship

The latest installment in the Elsevier and Chandos Webinar Series: Views on Information Literacy in Librarianship

Innovative technologies are changing the way research is performed, preserved, and communicated. In this panel discussion, five experts in the field of librarianship shared their views of the role of the librarian in providing the reliable and impactful tools and guidance to enable successful research and learning outcomes.

Session Details:

In the recording you will hear from our panel of experts on the following topics:

1 - Science Information Literacy and the Role of the Academic Librarian

Svetla Baykoucheva

Svetla Baykoucheva is Chemistry and Life Sciences Librarian at the University of Maryland College Park. She holds a MS in Chemistry, a PhD in Microbiology, and a library degree. Her current research interests focus on information literacy, management of scientific information, and scientific communication.

2 - Information Literacy Skills in the Research Process

Hilde Drivenes Daland

Hilde Johannessen is the head of section for Teaching and Research services at Agder University Library. Her work is concentrated on library instruction, research support and knowledge management.

Kari-Mette Walmann Hidle

Kari-Mette Walmann Hidle is associate professor at Faculty of Social Science at Agder University. She researches questions of plurality and unity and their ethical consequences in legislative processes and professional practices, and lectures in the vocational studies.

3 - Critical Thinking and Information Literacy

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology at the University Strathclyde, where he is also Vice-Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He lectures on selected topics in the Psychology of Thinking and in Artificial Intelligence.

Bill Johnston

Bill Johnston is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde. Before retiring in 2010 he was Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director at Strathclyde’s Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement.

Download the free ePublication, Current Trends in Information Literacy. This ePublication contains books excerpts authored by our webinar speaker panel; full books are available from the popular Chandos Library Information Sciences list.

In the ePublication you’ll find:

  • The Nature of Information Literacy, from Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy by Tibor Koltay, Sonja Špiranec, and László Z. Karvalics
  • Critical Thinking and Information Literacy, from From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology by Anthony Anderson and Bill Johnston
  • Information Literacy Skills in the Research Process, from New Roles for Research Librarians by Hilde Drivenes Daland and Kari-Mette Walmann Hidle
  • Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy by Mary J. Snyder Broussard, and Judith Schwartz, from Skills to Make a Librarian edited by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
  • Science Information Literacy and the Role of Academic Librarians, from Managing Scientific Information and Research Data by Svetla Baykoucheva

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