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July 2009 News

PhD student Terry Asla has article published

Terry Asla, a PhD student in SIS has recently had an article published with Dr Kirsty Williamson in an A* journal. The article is based on the work of both of Terry and Kirsty. The details are as follows:

Williamson, K. & Asla, T. (2009) Information behavior of people in the fourth age: Implications for the conceptualization of information literacy. Library and Information Science Research, Vol. 31, No.2, pp. 76-83.

Congratulations on your book, Arthur!

Dr. Arthur Winzenried has just published a book with Mal Lee. "The Use of Instructional Technology in Schools, Lessons to be Learned" examines teachers' use of the major instructional technologies over the last century - from the days of silent film, radio and slide shows through to the modern interactive whiteboard and the Web. It explores the reasons why so few teachers have used these technologies and why, even in today's digital world, the most commonly used classroom tools are the pen, paper and teaching board.

The Informed Librarian features article by Asim

The Informed Librarian Online has selected an article co-authored by Dr. Asim Qayyum with University of Tennessee researchers as a Featured Article for their April 2009 issue. This issue offers their premium members full-text access to the article "Aqui y alla (Here and There) Information-Based Learning Corridors between Tennessee and Puerto Rico: The Five Golden Rules in Intercultural Education". The article was authored by Bharat Mehra, Suzie Allard, Asim Qayyum, & G. Barclay-McLaughlin, and first appeared in the journal Education for Information, v. 26, issue 3, p: 151-168, 2008.

Development commences on EU funded project

Dr Annemaree Lloyd from the School of Information Studies visited the University of Gothenburg in April to commence work on the development of an EU funded project. In 2008, Dr Lloyd was part of an international team that received NordForsk funding. The funding is being used to support the development of an international project which will examine information practice and information literacy across three countries (Sweden, Finland and Australia).