Information Literacy Spaces

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



Too much information?

I am currently attending a conference in Melbourne called Digital Campus and Blended Learning Innovation Forum: The New Era of Teaching and Learning. It does strike me ironic that such a conference on modern approaches to teaching and learning should... Continue Reading →


Project Newsletter 1: May 2017

Hello everyone This is the first in a series of short TLRI Project  ‘newsletters’  to keep you informed about what’s happening, and to share our upcoming events and milestones.  These newsletters will be posted regularly here on the blog and we... Continue Reading →

The Feekery Information Literacy Model

When exploring Information Literacy (IL) as part of my research in 2010, I had little understanding of a concept that would later develop into one of my main foci as an educator. My understanding of IL was strongly informed by... Continue Reading →

Encouraging Encounters

I am in the fortunate position of having a foot in pre-service or initial teacher education (ITE), and in-service teacher PLD that mainly focuses on disciplinary literacy.  In both cases, I work in lecture theatres, on-line environments, classrooms, and staffrooms,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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