The editors of Teacher Librarian: the Journal for School Library Professionals have announced SIS Lecturer, Lyn Hay, as a winner of the journal's inaugural Leadership Awards. Dr David Loertscher, co-editor of the journal, said these winners "have shown visionary leadership in the learning commons concept and innovation in 21st-century learning."
"Librarianship and education are changing to meet the needs of students in a complex, information-rich, technology-intensive environment," according to Loertscher, and "our honorees understand this and are working to innovate and create new models of learning and teaching, where technology plays a growing role not only in finding and using information but also by facilitating new social structures which promote collaboration, sharing, and real learning."
The award recipients are featured in the April 2012 issue of Teacher Librarian (www.teacherlibrarian.com).
On 03 April, Ola Pilerot, a Lecturer with the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Boras, delivered the first of two virtual presentations to take place between the University of Boras and SIS this year. Ola's topic, Sharing and non-sharing of work related information amongst scholars within the field of research design, presented an overview of his dissertation project on the information sharing practices of design researchers. Ola discussed his work from a theoretical perspective grounded in practice theory and raised questions around the challenges of gathering empirical material for research in complex heterogeneous environments. This seminar, by video linkup, which was attended by faculty both here and at the University of Boras, will be followed by a second virtual seminar from Jake Wallis here at SIS in September.