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December 2010 News from the school

CSU Graduate Karen Collins - An Inspirational Teacher Librarian

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 -

Dr Kirsty Williamson presented at Information Seeking in Context Conference, Murcia Spain

Dr Kirsty Williamson & Prof Heidi JulienInformation 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.

Staff Paper Award -Congratulations Dr James Herring

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.

A Student's Introduction to Archives

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 -

The trials and tribulations of a rookie archivist Part 2 - 

SIS Graduate Kate Reid Tasmanian Librarian Teacher of the Year 2010

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.

Visit from Prof Louise Limberg, University of Boras & University of Gothenburg and doctoral student Anna Lundh

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.

Prof Louise Limberg & Anna LundhThis 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.