Information Literacy Spaces

Improving students’ information literacy competencies and learning across the senior secondary and tertiary sectors



Hui to begin IL Spaces project

With great excitement and anticipation, we kicked off The Information Literacy Spaces project last week with our first hui held at the beautiful Massey University Manawatū campus. We are a mix of enthusiastic educators, researchers and librarians from both the secondary... Continue Reading →

The hidden gem in the heart of our schools: The library

Source: It’s an exciting time for our Information literacy spaces team as we plan for this year’s research. We are liaising with our schools and tertiary institutions, have navigated our way through the human ethics approval process (still waiting... Continue Reading →

Should we still have print encyclopaedias in our libraries?

A discussion that regularly crops up within the school library fraternity, particularly at this time of the year when budgets are on our minds, is the debate around whether to update our print encyclopaedias.  Over the past few years, the perception... Continue Reading →

Conceptualising the information literacy space

The idea of considering information literacy (IL) as a ‘space’ emerged from five years of exploring the concept initially in the university sector and more recently in the transition from secondary to tertiary learning. I was introduced to the term... Continue Reading →

The intersection between schools, libraries and learning

School librarians are a crucial component in enhancing the student learning experience, and while I acknowledge there is huge and important work being done in the development and support of a reading society, in this post I want to focus... Continue Reading →

“Who ya goin’ to call?”: When students need help

  This weekend, Anna and I have been sitting at my kitchen table working on the data we've collected from schools about students' information literacy skills. These data come from the Information literacy rubric developed by one of our team, Angela... Continue Reading →

Why does information literacy matter?

We live in a digital age. Our students have more access to information, and a wider  variety of information, than any previous generation. Furthermore, the ways we use and access information are changing constantly. If the next generations of students... Continue Reading →

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