What do you think of the research agendas that other people have drawn up? (see below)
What do you think are the top priorities for research in Information Literacy?
How does this discussion work? As usual, the idea is that people aim to read something (see below) before the discussion . Then just come along at 8pm on the 19th, and join in the discussion, through posting comments to this blog post. Of course lurkers are also welcome, but it will nice if you join in ;-) You can see how this works by looking at previous discussions (just scroll down the blog for previous posts).
Most of the time there will be a slight delay between people posting a comment on this blog, and it appearing. However, earlier on the day of the discussion we will turn moderation off, so posts appear immediately.
Reading to start the discussion going.
I've chosen three short documents produced from different perspectives: one paper from two of the top international researchers (Annemaree Lloyd and Christine Bruce), one from a medical librarian perspective, and one is drawn up by the (US) Association of College and Research Libraries. They are all on open access:
- Association of College and Research Libraries IS Research and Scholarship Committee. (2011). Research agenda for library instruction and information literacy. (Rev. ed.) Chicago, Il: ACRL. http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/researchagendalibrary
- Lloyd, A. and Bruce, C.S. (2011).State of the art and future challenges for information literacy research. In Social Media and Information Practices Workshop, 10-11 November 2011, University of Borås, Sweden. Preprint archived at http://eprints.qut.edu.au/47207/2/47207.pdf
- Starr, S. (2012) Improving instruction in medical libraries: the research agenda. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 100 (4), 236-238. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3484950/
[Picture taken by me in Second Life, using a quote from an academic in an information literacy research project]