Information Literacy Spaces

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

National IL Survey

Exciting project news: the national survey of information literacy is now live and available  here! We want to hear from New Zealand secondary teachers, librarians, and school senior management to gather their thoughts and experience with information literacy and school... Continue Reading →

“And then we add my special secret source”: Do cookery students need APA style? Referencing is a necessary part of academic writing. Many students can’t see the point of it at all, and even more struggle to grasp its intricacies.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Talking past each other: we need to start communicating differently

On Friday 02nd June, I was invited to contribute to a panel discussion in a session for a secondary school teacher-only-day professional development conference. The conference was co-ordinated by an organisation called Wellington Loop ( and was entitled LoopEd... Continue Reading →

The Information Literacy Rubric 2017

Earlier this year we launched a new online version of the Information Literacy rubric that we have previously described here on the blog. The rubric, which was originally developed by Angela, Lisa and Ken as part of their TLRI funded... Continue Reading →

The tertiary team

Today the sub-team working on the tertiary aspect of the project had a full day meeting in Wellington. As the Secondary School team are kicking along so nicely we thought that it was now a good time to focus some... Continue Reading →

Words to describe skills: Information Literacy as a graduate attribute

I primarily teach in a third-year psychology class. Some of our students go on to complete postgraduate study to become clinical psychologists or psychology researchers. But many (probably most) of them go on to a job where they draw on... Continue Reading →

Research Planning with Students

The library I work in at Southland Boys' High School has been a flurry of research activity this year!  Last term Year 7 & 8 classes were researching World War I, Year 9 & 10 social studies classes a variety of... 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 →

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