WiLSWorld Shorts: Information Literacy Misconception Study and Survey Findings
WiLS is excited to announce the next WiLSWorld Short, quarterly, free webinars to continue the learning that happens at WiLSWorld all year long! These webinars are designed to do all the same things as WiLSWorld – connect our member community around important issues, foster the exchange of ideas, and help members form professional connections and collaborations to get done what they need to get done.
Our next upcoming WiLSWorld Short features special guests from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Credo Reference who will present about research student misconceptions in information literacy and strategies for overcoming them. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 1:00 pm.
In any domain of learning, it is helpful to anticipate common student misconceptions, and design instruction to correct them. Recognizing that no systematic investigation has been done into misconceptions around information literacy, Lisa Hinchliffe of the University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign and Credo Reference have partnered to explore this area and provide a foundational list of predictable misunderstandings. This project draws upon data from the recent Library Journal & Credo survey of librarians, as well as focus groups and interviews. In this webinar, Hinchliffe will explain the methodology behind the research, discuss initial findings, and share strategies libraries can utilize to correct student misconceptions.
Register to attend this free webinar and we hope to see you there!
Professor & Coordinator for Information Literacy Services & Instruction
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In addition to her role in information literacy services and instruction, Lisa is also an affiliate faculty member in the University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Previously, she served as the President of the Association of College and Research Libraries and is the lead lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of libraries, library assessment, program evaluation, and organizational innivation.
For over two decades Ian has been committed to innovation in the field of information services and has held leadership positions at some of the library industry’s most well-respected companies. Before joining Credo, he served as Vice President, Group Publishing for Media Source, Inc., where he was responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day operations of such prestigious publications as Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book. Prior to Media Source Inc., he held positions at Bowker LLC and Joint Information Inc; in 1996 he co-founded eComp.