My portion of the presentation begins on slide 25
Archive for the 'information literacy' Category
4 external speakers + “Michael Habib, Scopus product manager and former Reference Librarian presents on how early career researchers can use specialist research tools to discern quality and authority in a sea of information.” – Tue, 25/05/2010 – 13:00; Host: Penn State University Library
Authors: Michael C. Habib
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2006
Publisher: School of Information and Library Science
Abstract: Recently, librarians have struggled to understand their relationship to a new breed of Web services that, like libraries, connect users with the information they need. These services, known as Web 2.0, offer new service models, methods, and technologies that can be adapted to improve library services. Additionally, these services affect library user’s information seeking behaviors, communication styles, and expectations. The term Library 2.0 has been introduced into the professional language of librarianship as a way to discuss these changes. This paper works to establish a theoretical foundation of Library 2.0 in academic libraries, or Academic Library 2.0.
Repository record: http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/s_papers/id/905
Local copy: http://mchabib.com/masterspaper.pdf
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the paper. Please leave feedback in the comments. Thanks.
If you haven’t checked out Matthew Williams blog yet, here is a blurb from his:
However, in the information age where these facts are always at our fingertips, the need for memorization is far less important. The more important questions are “can you find the information?” and “can you analyze this information?”
Plagiarism is not the fault of the internet, it is the fault of poorly written essay prompts. Most times, these essay prompts are poorly written because they misunderstand or do not recognize this shift in emphasis from content mastery to higher order thinking skills (i.e., it isn’t what you know, but what you can do with what you know).
There are a few things in his essay I might argue with, but much of it is spot on. This excerpt highlights much of what I think information literacy is about these days.