The European Conference on Information Literacy 2021 (ECIL2021) opens today, running for three days until Thursday 23rd September. The work of the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) will be represented in two presentations at this online event.
Tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 21st September) Dr David Brazier is presenting a poster entitled ‘Information literacy workshops: trials and tribulations of public engagement within a pandemic’. David will report on work completed with CSI colleagues Rachel Salzano and Dr Bruce Ryan on transforming a project built around the delivery of in-person workshops on information literacy and online search best practice in a public library setting so that it could still be completed successfully during the first period of pandemic lockdown in the UK in 2020. David will also discuss the outputs of the transformed project: a series of video-tutorials that can be used in future in-person information literacy workshops. An abstract of the poster is available from the Edinburgh Napier repository.
On Wednesday morning Marina Milosheva is delivering a paper entitled ‘New information literacy horizons: making the case for career information literacy’. This work is co-authored with her PhD supervisors Professor Hazel Hall and Peter Cruickhank (CSI), and Dr Pete Robertson (of Edinburgh Napier’s School of Applied Sciences). Marina will present an analysis of the extant literature on information literacy and employability in general, and information literacy for the purposes of career development and learning in particular, to argue that ‘career information literacy’ should be incorporated as an additional and separate strand of information literacy scholarship. An abstract for the paper is available from the Edinburgh Napier repository and Marina’s presentation slides are available as a Google document.