Beyond beyond search and cite

A long while ago (3 years) I wrote a post about the fact that we needed to look beyond “search and cite” in teaching information literacy and look at the threshold concepts of research, and a presentation I’d given on the theme. I remember at the time seeing half the audience (of librarians) eyes glazing over and thinking, “oh no, this isn’t going to work … Continue reading Beyond beyond search and cite

Information literacy – Beyond Search and Cite

Here is the presentation I gave at the Bangkok Librarian workshare last weekend.  Basically my argument is we shouldn’t start our conversations on information literacy with the choice of which model we’ll employ, but should take a step back to what our philosophy of learning is, and choose an IL philosophy accordingly.  This would then inform our standards and benchmarks (S&B) which need to take … Continue reading Information literacy – Beyond Search and Cite

most exciting thing since sliced bread …

My discussions with Katie Day always lead to interesting stuff.  One such moment was reference to “threshold concepts” which she discovered during last year’s ALA conference.  It was buried in her long post about the whole conference, and I’d like to dig it up and put it in the spot-lights it deserves here.  I think this is going to be “the” topic of the coming … Continue reading most exciting thing since sliced bread …