Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0

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In the three years since the publication of the best-selling Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0, the information environment has changed dramatically, becoming increasingly dominated by the social and the mobile. The new book Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0 picks up the conversation, asking the big questions facing those who teach information literacy: where have we come from, where are we now, and where are we going.

Presenting answers from a range of contributors, editors Godwin and Parker divide their book into three distinct sections. Part 1 explores the most recent trends in technology, consumption and literacy, while Part 2 is a resource bank of international case studies that demonstrate the key trends and their effect on information literacy, offering numerous innovative ideas that can be put into practice. Part 3 assesses the impact of these changes on librarians and what skills and knowledge they must acquire to evolve alongside their users.  Among the key topics explored are:

  • The evolution of "online" into the social Web as mainstream
  • How social media tools are used in information literacy
  • The impact of mobile devices on information literacy delivery 
  • Shifting literacies, such as metaliteracy, transliteracy and media literacy, and their effect on information literacy

Anyone charged with developing and delivering information literacy programs, as well as library professionals concerned with library instruction and digital technologies, will find the information in this book stimulating and useful.

  Introduction - Peter Godwin PART 1: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INFORMATION LITERACY AND LIBRARY 1. Library 2.0: a retrospective - Peter Godwin2. Information literacy and Library 2.0: an update - Peter Godwin3. The story so far: progress in Web 2.0 and information literacy - Peter Godwin4. The changing web: sites to social - Phil Bradley and Karen Blakeman5. Web 2.0: from information literacy to transliteracy - Susie Andretta6. Informed learning in online environments: supporting the higher education curriculum beyond Web - Hilary Hughes and Christine Bruce PART 2: CASE STUDIES 7. Reinventing information literacy at UTS Library - Sophie McDonald and Jemima McDonald8. Using games as treatments and creative triggers: a promising strategy for information literacy - Susan Boyle9. Changing the conversation: introducing information literacy to a generation of smartphone users - Kristen Yarmey10. Tweets, texts and trees - Andrew Walsh11. Referencing in a 2.0 world - Stacey Taylor12. Moving information literacy beyond Library 2.0: multimedia, multi-device, point-of-need screencasts via the ANimated Tutorial Sharing Project - Carmen Kazakoff-Lane13. Informed cyberlearning: a case study - Hilary Hughes14. An online course on social media for student librarians: teaching the information skills and literacies of social media - Dean Giustini15. Transliteracy and teaching what they know - Lane Wilkinson16. ANCIL: a new curriculum for information literacy: case study - Jane Secker and Emma Coonan17. TeachMeet: librarians learning from each other - Niamh Tumelty, Isla Kuhn and Katie Birkwood PART 3: WHAT IT MEANS FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS 18. Helping the public online: Web 2.0 in UK public libraries - Helen Leech19. Change has arrived at an iSchool library near you - Judy O'Connell20. Information literacy: a path to the future - Peter Godwin21. Thoughts about the future - Peter Godwin22. Last word: information literacy beyond Library 2.0 - Peter Godwin

Peter Godwin

Peter Godwin is Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Bedfordshire and Jo Parker is the Head of Information Literacy at the Open University Library.

Jo Parker

Jo Parker is a senior library manager at the Open University Library, with responsibility for developing digital and information literacy strategy. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a fellow of the Leadership Foundation. She has co-edited two previous books for Facet Publishing, UK.

"A valuable contribution to the literature on IL practice in the Web 2.0 world and beyond."
--Journal of Information Literacy

"This book is of most benefit to anyone teaching information literacy, and especially so to those involved in developing digital literacy skills in their user groups. It is also a great source of contacts and resources, providing names for information literacy proponents across the world."
--Managing Information

"How can libraries and librarians provide instruction to enhance their patrons' information literacy? The short answer is through understanding what information literacy is and then using tools and media to provide necessary tutorials ... there is much helpful information, especially in the case studies, for technical communicators who are producing tutorials for a variety of platforms ... company libraries especially could benefit from adding a copy for their collections."
--Technical Communication

"The book blends nicely the theoretical with the practical ... The ideas contained in this book are not limited by national boundaries and should inspire any reader to try them out."
--Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research