Monthly Archives: October 2011

New RIN article on doctoral students and information literacy

The Research Information Network has just released a report entitled, “the role of research supervisors in information literacy“. Obviously, they note that practice varies considerably, but note that most supervisors act to support the development of their students’ information literacy. Even if their own practice is not entirely up to date.

Gwyneth’s readings about information and digital literacies

Gwyneth has identified a selection of readings about digital literacies that are intended to help the team develop a common understanding of what we mean by information and digital literacies. These are:

SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy (2011)

Bruce, C., Edwards, S. and Lupton, M. (2006). ‘Six Frames for Information literacy Education: a conceptual framework for interpreting the relationships between theory and practice’. [Online]. Italics, 5 (1). Available at:

Lloyd, A. (2005). ‘Information literacy; different contexts, different concepts, different truths’. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 37 (2), 82 – 88

Connaway, L. S. and Dickey, T. J. (2010 ). ‘Digital Information Seeker, Findings from selected OCLC, RIN and JISC user behaviour projects’. [Online]. Available at:

Learning Literacies for a Digital Age (LLiDA) project

Dingley, E. (2010). ‘Postgraduate Information Needs And Online Tools Awareness.’. [Online]. Arcadia Project report. Available at:

Goodfellow, R. (2011). ‘Literacy, literacies and the digital in higher education’. Teaching in Higher Education, 16 (1), 131-131-144.

Lankshear, C. and Knobel, M. (2008). Digital literacies : concepts, policies and practices. New York ; Oxford: Peter Lang.