Libraries without enough librarians. That's what a skills shortage in the field of Teacher Librarians could mean in the future, according to Lyn Hay, a lecturer in teacher librarianship at Charles Sturt University (CSU). Click here to read full article by Melinda Ham - http://www.tara.nsw.edu.au/downloads/SMH016JOB30OCT10.pdf
Information Seeking in Context Conference was held in Murcia, Spain, from 28 September to 1 October 2010. Professor Heidi Julien recently a Visiting Professor in the School of Information Studies from the University of Alberta, Canada and an Adjunct Professor with CSU and Dr Kirsty Williamson, from the School of Information Studies, presented a paper titled: Discourse and Practice in Information Literacy and Information Seeking: Gaps and Opportunities.
The SIS Research Development Committee (RDC) is pleased to announce that the winner of the SIS staff paper award for 2010 and the accompanying $1000 prize is Dr James Herring for his paper:
Herring, J. (2009). A grounded analysis of year 8 students' reflections on information literacy skills and techniques. School Libraries Worldwide, 15(1), 1-13.
Sarah Ind, a Bachelor of Information Studies student, won a CSU Regional Archives summer scholarships at the end of 2009. She worked on the records of the Riverina Theatre Company. Sarah has now described her experiences at the CSU Regional Archives on the Archives Outside website maintained by State Records New South Wales.
Click on links below to read Sarah's illustrated story
The trials and tribulations of a rookie archivist Part 1 - http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-a-rookie-archivist-part-1/
The trials and tribulations of a rookie archivist Part 2 - http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-a-rookie-archivist-part-2/
Congratulations to Kate Reid, an SIS graduate, won Tasmanian Librarian Teacher of the Year 2010. Kate has made significant contributions to the Kindergarten to Year 8 Stephens Library at The Hutchins School, particularly in collaborative teaching and helping teachers improve their ICT literacy knowledge and skills.
Professor Louise Limberg University of Boras and University of Gothenburg and doctoral student Anna Lundh presented a very successful seminar in the School of Information Studies, on the 1st December. Participants, included doctoral students( one from the United States) and academics from a number of Faculties at CSU.
Abstract from the seminar
Our presentation will introduce The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, integration and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS).The focus of research for this Centre is on issues of the relationship between learning and media, and in particular how digital technologies and media transform how knowledge and information circulate in society, and the implications of these developments for learning at the individual and collective level.
This includes an interest in the role and use of infrastructures for learning such as libraries and electronic resources for information storage and retrieval, and in analysing the manners in which information is organized and used in such electronic facilities. Examples of on-going research projects and approaches will be given to illustrate both the socio-cultural perspective frequently adopted, and some findings from these projects.
Professor Louise Limberg and Ms Anna Lundh after the seminar.