Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0:

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In this new book, twelve experts share their wisdom and guidance on harnessing the best new Web 2.0 tools to address information literacy. Divided into four parts and twelve chapters, the book begins with an overview of Web 2.0 tools, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, and how students and other library patrons use these tools. The book continues with a focus on how Web 2.0 tools impact information literacy in three different arenas: LIS students, school libraries, and public libraries. Finally, the book discusses and analyzes specific tools and how libraries may wish to integrate them into their services: blogs, Wikipedia, RSS feeds, podcasting, YouTube, and more.

PART 1: THE BASICS  1. Introduction: making the connections - Peter Godwin 2. Library 2.0 and information literacy: the tools - Brian Kelly PART 2: LIBRARY 2.0 AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR IL LEARNING 3. Educating Web 2.0 LIS students for information literacy - Sheila Webber 4. School Library 2.0: new skills, new knowledge, new futures - Judy O'Connell 5. Information literacy, Web 2.0 and public libraries: an exploration - Michelle McLean PART 3: LIBRARY 2.0 AND IL IN PRACTICE 6. Engage or enrage: the blog as an assessment tool - Georgina Payne 7. Using Wikipedia to eavesdrop on the scholarly conversation - Anne-Marie Deitering 8. Information literacy and RSS feeds at LSE - Christopher Fryer and Jane Secker 9. Library instruction on the go: podcasting at the Kresge Library - Jennifer Zimmer and Sally Ziph 10. PennTags at the University of Pennsylvania - Laurie Allen and Marcella Barnhart 11. Sparking Flickrs of insight into controlled vocabularies and subject searching - Cameron Hoffman and Sarah Polkinghorne 12. Joining the YouTube conversation to teach information literacy - Susan Ariew 13. Going Beyond Google at The Open University - Jo Parker 14. Using Web 2.0 to enhance the Staffordshire University Assignment Survival Kit (ASK) - Julie Adams, Alison Pope and Geoff Walton PART 4: THE FUTURE 15. Teaching information literacy through digital games - John Kirriemuir 16. Conclusion - 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.

"Make it top of your reading list if you are still hesitating over whether RSS feeds, Flickr or a Wikipedia entry will be appropriate for your institution or might upset senior managers."
— MmIT Journal

"Verdict: a great book to add to your collection. It certainly does "do what it says on the tin". It is easy and interesting to read through, but can be referred to as and when needed, dipping in and out with guidance from the index."
— SHINe Journal

"…I would recommend this book to librarians from all sectors. The key concepts are explained thoroughly and the case studies provide good examples of practical applications of the tools."
— Journal of Information Literacy