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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

.52 Reference and information services

.523 Cooperative information services

.524 Information search and retrieval

.525 Selective dissemination of information

.56 Orientation 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 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



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



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



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

.52 Information literacy

.523 Corporate information management

.524 Information search and retrieval

.525 Shared 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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