Category Archives: Information literacy

Adults’ media use, particularly of the Internet, from Ofcom research

Last month (April 2016), Ofcom produced its annual Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report for the UK. This research report looks at “media use, attitudes and understanding, and how these change over time, with a particular focus on those groups that … Continue reading

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Digital literacy skills and exclusion heatmap

In October 2015 the Basic Digital Skills report was issued by Go On UK, (the UK’s digital skills charity). The findings were covered by the press partly because of the first ever digital exclusion heatmap, which displays a measure of … Continue reading

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Developing digital literacies

‘The librarian’s role in developing digital literacies’ was the title of a day event in Cardiff University which I was fortunate to attend the other week. The programme was geared towards academic library staff in university settings, although was also … Continue reading

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Digital skills, literacy and libraries

In recent weeks/months, various reports and announcements in the UK have focused on the essential nature of digital skills and the challenges ahead in order to achieve digital inclusion and digital participation for all. The four items that I’m going … Continue reading

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Long time, no post

It’s been three weeks since the last blog post, and much as I love blogging, I just haven’t been able to get down to writing any recently. But I hope to change that in the next few weeks. Part of … Continue reading

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Reviews of the Welsh info lit project sharing day

The Welsh information literacy project (WILP) held a sharing and best practice day in August. For those who were unable to attend (including me!), there are a few blog post reviews and articles of the event with interesting and useful … Continue reading

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Health(y) information is good for everyone!

I recently attended a library staff conference in Wales which was on the theme of health and wellbeing and libraries. There were lots of examples of projects that are going on in Wales and quite a few times I overheard … Continue reading

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