Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0

Mar 2012 | 298pp

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Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0

Edited by Peter Godwin and Jo Parker

This book offers practical strategies for all library and information practitioners and policy makers with responsibility for developing and delivering information literacy programmes to their users.
This new book picks up where the best-selling Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 left off. In the last three years the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile. This new book asks where we are now, what is the same and what has changed, and, most crucially, how do we as information professionals respond to the new information literacy and become a central part of the revolution itself? 
The book is divided into three distinct sections. Part 1 explores the most recent trends in technology, consumption and literacy, while Part 2 is a resource bank of international case studies that demonstrate the key trends and their effect on information literacy and offer innovative ideas to put into practice. Part 3 assesses the impact of these changes on librarians and what skills and knowledge they must acquire to evolve alongside their users.
Some of the key topics covered are:
  • the evolution of ‘online’ into the social web as mainstream 
  • the use of social media tools in information literacy
  • the impact of mobile devices on information literacy delivery  
  • shifting literacies, such as metaliteracy, transliteracy and media literacy, and their effect on information literacy.  
Readership: This is essential reading for all library and information practitioners and policy makers with responsibility for developing and delivering information literacy programmes to their users. It will also be of great interest to students of library and information studies particularly for modules relating to literacy, information behaviour and digital technologies.

Introduction - Peter Godwin
1. Library 2.0: a retrospective - Peter Godwin
2. Information literacy and Library 2.0: an update - Peter Godwin
3. The story so far: progress in Web 2.0 and information literacy - Peter Godwin
4. The changing web: sites to social - Phil Bradley and Karen Blakeman
5. Web 2.0: from information literacy to transliteracy - Susie Andretta
6. Informed learning in online environments: supporting the higher education curriculum beyond Web - Hilary Hughes and Christine Bruce
7. Reinventing information literacy at UTS Library - Sophie McDonald and Jemima McDonald
8. Using games as treatments and creative triggers: a promising strategy for information literacy - Susan Boyle
9. Changing the conversation: introducing information literacy to a generation of smartphone users - Kristen Yarmey
10. Tweets, texts and trees - Andrew Walsh
11. Referencing in a 2.0 world - Stacey Taylor
12. Moving information literacy beyond Library 2.0: multimedia, multi-device, point-of-need screencasts via the ANimated Tutorial Sharing Project - Carmen Kazakoff-Lane
13. Informed cyberlearning: a case study - Hilary Hughes
14. An online course on social media for student librarians: teaching the information skills and literacies of social media - Dean Giustini
15. Transliteracy and teaching what they know - Lane Wilkinson
16. ANCIL: a new curriculum for information literacy: case study - Jane Secker and Emma Coonan
17. TeachMeet: librarians learning from each other - Niamh Tumelty, Isla Kuhn and Katie Birkwood
18. Helping the public online: Web 2.0 in UK public libraries - Helen Leech
19. Change has arrived at an iSchool library near you - Judy O’Connell
20. Information literacy: a path to the future - Peter Godwin
21. Thoughts about the future - Peter Godwin
22. Last word: information literacy beyond Library 2.0 - Peter Godwin

'...a valuable contribution to the literature on IL practice in the Web 2.0 world and beyond.'
- Journal of Information Literacy

'This book is of most benefit to anyone teaching information literacy, and especially so to those involved in developing digital literacy skills in their user groups. It is also a great source of contacts and resources, providing names for information literacy proponents across the world.'
- Managing Information

'...an interesting and useful contribution to the development of information literacy.'
- SCONUL Focus

'How can libraries and librarians provide instruction to enhance their patrons’ information literacy? The short answer is through understanding what information literacy is and then using tools and media to provide necessary tutorials...there is much helpful information, especially in the case studies, for technical communicators who are producing tutorials for a variety of platforms...company libraries especially could benefit from adding a copy for their collections.'
- Technical Communication

'The ideas contained in this book are not limited by national boundaries and should inspire any reader to try them out.'
- Ashley Thomson, J.N. Desmarais Library, Laurentian University, Partnership:The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Peter Godwin is Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Bedfordshire.

Jo Parker is the Head of Information Literacy at the Open University Library.


Dr Susie Andretta, editor of Journal of Information Literacy, Senior Lecturer, School of Information Management, London Metropolitan University

Katie Birkwood, special collections librarian, Cambridge University Library

Karen Blakeman, freelance trainer, consultant and author

Emma Coonan, Research Skills and Development Librarian, Cambridge University Library

Dean Giustini, biomedical librarian, University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver

Dr Hilary Hughes, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Carmen Kazakoff-Lane, Associate Librarian, Brandon University, Canada

Isla Kuhn, University of Cambridge Medical Library

Helen Leech, Library Service, manager of Surrey’s Virtual Content Team

Jemima McDonald, Team Leader, Information Services Department, University of Technology, Sydney Library

Sophie McDonald, Information Services Librarian, University of Technology, Sydney Library

Judy O’Connell, e-learning Lecturer, Library and Information Management, Charles Sturt University

Dr Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor, Centre for Learning Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Stacey Taylor, experienced librarian, school and public libraries

Niamh Tumelty, Assistant Librarian, English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge

Andrew Walsh, Academic Librarian, National Teaching Fellow and author

Lane Wilkinson, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA

Kristen Yarmey, Digital Services Librarian, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

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