Thursday, November 17, 2005

Lots of Good Links at the Open Directory Project

The Open Directory Project is a human reviewed directory of Web sites. It has two categories in particular which may be of interest to readers of this blog:

Library Instruction - There are 30 links in the category.

Information Literacy - There are 56 links in ths category.

Featured above, Mozilla (the symbol of the ODP) carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Do not all instruction librarians feel this way at times?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

University of Skövde, Library - Information Literacy Bibliography

University of Skövde, Library - Information Literacy Bibliography. There is an excellent (and large!) list of articles relating to information literacy from this academic library in Sweden. Most link to html pages with the articles although a few are .pdf files. Most of the articles are in English but a few are in Swedish. This is clearly marked. It is easy to lose a whole day reading here!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

P.L.O.T. Park Library Online Tutorial

P.L.O.T. Park Library Online Tutorial. This is the library instruction/information literacy tutorial being used at Central Michigan University. It has original content as well as using material from the TILT Project.

The main designers of this tutorial are Beth Macleod (Reference Librarian, Park Library) and Connie Hildebrand (Reference Librarian, CMU Off-Campus Library Services.)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Information Literacy Weblog

Information Literacy Weblog. Blogger appears to be the new home of the venerable Information Literacy Weblog maintained by Sheila Webber and Stuart Boon. There is always good stuff here and they stay rather focused on the topic of information literacy.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Searching, online misinformation and the role of schools (and librarians)

Searching, online misinformation and the role of schools (and librarians). Keith Tipton has an excellent post dealing with information literacy up at his blog. It provides his commentary on the article The problem of online misinformation and the role of schools and INFORMATION SEARCH PROCESS: A SEARCH FOR MEANING RATHER THAN ANSWERS.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

ERIC Digests on Information Literacy

The ERIC Clearinghouse system was closed down in 2003. However, before the demise of the Clearinghouses, a variety of ERIC Digests were published dealing with information literacy.

Here are a few:

Information Literacy Instruction in Higher Education: Trends and Issues.

Information Literacy and Teacher Education.

Information Literacy.

Information Literacy: Search Strategies, Tools & Resources.

Information Skills for an Information Society: A Review of Research.