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Thinking and re-thinking

James M. Lang, an associate professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, questions the use of the popular term “lifelong learning” in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Advice section. The author believes all … Continue reading

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ACRL’s IL standards to be updated

In June 2013,  Steven J. Bell (the immediate past president of ACRL 2012-13) reported in ACRL’s blog that because the current standards “are showing their age”, a special task force was established to update the standards and expand the definition … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Library Instruction

My colleague John Drobnicki posted this on our library’s list. I thought I should share with you. Andy Burkhardt outlines three stages in the evolution of library instruction: bibliographic instruction, information literacy, and information sophistication. Read more at: http://andyburkhardt.com/2013/06/18/the-evolution-of-library-instruction/

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Another good (free) source for teaching and research

It is wonderful for libraries to have UNESCO digital publications free-of-charge. It is particularly useful for those who are interested in issues in an international scope, whether in teaching or researching. UNESCO Publications to Be Free Under Open License http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_to_make_its_publications_available_free_of_charge_as_part_of_a_new_open_access_policy/ … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Trends

The invention of the concept of Information Literacy leads to an evolution in library instruction. The changes are gradual (as what “evolution” is) but inevitable. Compare with pre-IL era, we can see the impact of IL on library instruction from … Continue reading

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A recent PIL report on workplace readiness

Information literacy is an important component in a set of critical thinking skills. Or, do we all agree that information literacy is a ‘prerequisite’ in critical thinking skills? Back in April 2012, LILAC and Gale co-sponsored an event at John … Continue reading

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