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Information literacy as a change agent?. SLIC FE Conference 23 rd November 2007. 025 Operation of libraries, archives, information centers. .1 Administration .2 Collection development and acquisitions .3 Bibliographic analysis and control .4 Subject analysis and control

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Information literacy as a change agent

Information literacy as a change agent?

SLIC FE Conference 23rd November 2007


025 operation of libraries archives information centers

025 Operation of libraries, archives, information centers

.1 Administration

.2 Collection development and acquisitions

.3 Bibliographic analysis and control

.4 Subject analysis and control

.5 Services to users

.52Reference and information services

.523Cooperative information services

.524Information search and retrieval

.525Selective dissemination of information

.56Orientation and bibliographic instruction for users


Bundy 2002 looking into the future

Bundy (2002), looking into the future

  • Massification of higher education

    • Accelerating pedagogic change

  • Disaggregation of teaching

    • Shift from teaching towards student centred learning

      • Collaboration, problem solving, innovation, creativity


Bundy characteristics of a modern university until 2025

Bundy: Characteristics of a modern university until 2025

  • Higher academic staff/student ratios

  • Less government funding

  • More focus on graduate attributes and qualities

  • More online enrolment, delivery and academic progress

  • More local, national and global partnerships


Parallels 2002 2007

Parallels 2002 – 2007

  • Bundy (2002) characteristics of HE, now reality?

  • Do these realities present opportunities, or threats?


Bundy 2002 opportunity or threat

Bundy (2002), Opportunity or threat?

  • Disaggregation of teaching

    • Arguably, emerging teaching and learning approaches are information literacy centric

  • Not just pedagogy, economic factors

    • Life long learning – an economic imperative?

    • Producing knowledge workers for the knowledge economy

    • Learning to learn in the 21st Century

  • Societal factors

    • Closing digital divides


Bundy 2002 opportunity or threat1

Bundy (2002), Opportunity or threat?


Bundy 2002 opportunity or threat2

Bundy (2002), Opportunity or threat?

  • [Information literacy] from rhetoric to substance

    • Issue for librariansnot libraries

    • Library-leadership required

  • Information literacy as a change agent

    • Opportunity to;

      • Restate

      • Reengineer, and

      • Reposition librarians and libraries


Where can information literacy make a difference

Where can information literacy make a difference?


Bundy 2002 from rhetoric to substance

Bundy (2002), From rhetoric to substance

  • Advocacy

    • Advancing information literacy from a good idea, towards a programme of study (preferably integrated into the curriculum)

    • Developing (greater) partnership working between academics and librarians


Action plan

Action plan


Relevance impact

Relevance, impact

  • What is your organisation’s mission and values?

  • Can you demonstrate strategic alignment?

    • Do your services directly contribute to taking your organisation forward?

  • University of Abertay Dundee

    • Graduate attributes

    • Information literacy secondary schools partnerships


Where does your library need to make a difference

Where does your library need to make a difference?


025 operation of libraries archives information centers1

025 Operation of libraries, archives, information centers

.1 Administration

.2 Collection development and acquisitions

.3 Bibliographic analysis and control

.4 Subject analysis and control

.5 Key services to users

.52Information literacy

.523Corporate information management

.524Information search and retrieval

.525Shared service delivery

.56?


Contact details

Contact details

Christopher Milne

Information Manager,

University of Abertay Dundee

[email protected]


References

References

Bundy, A, (2002). The university library as educational change-agent: an Australian perspective. Paper for the OECD seminar Universities and libraries, Paris 26-27 August 2002.


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