Open Access Information Literacy (IL) Journals

The inaugural issue of two electronic formats only and open access journal dedicated to information literacy (IL) have been published one after the other.

The first journal, the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) ISSN 1750-5968 ” is an international, peer-reviewed journal that investigates any topic related to the practical, technological or philosophical aspect of information literacy (IL)”. The editorial board also seeks IL to “extend its theoretical interpretation and practice use beyond the educational arena and across national frontiers”.

The other one, Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) ISSN 1933-5954 “is an independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated to advancing knowledge, theory and research in the area of information literacy. The journal is committed to the principles of information literacy as set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries”.

The table of contents of JIL inaugural issue is accessible only in pdf while CIL is accessible both in html and pdf. An added feature of the CIL inaugural issue is an audio file (mp3) of the interview aside from its edited transcript in html or pdf.

Check out the sites and add a link or bookmark in your OPAC. It is a worthy addition to your serial holding titles. (RBManlangit)

JIL vol. 1 no. 1 (2007) Table of Contents

Editorial
Sheila Webber

Refereed Articles

An evaluation of an information literacy training initiative at the University of Dar es Salaam
Evans Wema, Mark Hepworth

Using online collaborative learning to enhance information literacy delivery in a Level 1 module: an evaluation Geoff Walton, Jamie Barker, Mark Hepworth, Derek Stephens

Articles from practice
Show them how to do it: using Macromedia Captivate to deliver remote demonstrations
Sally Patalong, Olivia Llewellyn

Transform your training: practical approaches to interactive Information Literacy teaching
Rosie Jones, Karen Peters, Emily Shields

Online information literacy learning for nurses: exploration of an RCN learning area
Caroline Lynch, Angela Perrett

The Information Literacy Resource Bank: re-purposing the wheel
Cathie Jackson, Rebecca Mogg

Embedding Information skills into the Year nine PSHE/ Citizenship curriculum at Malvern Girls’ College: integrating learning styles with pupil research
Rebecca Jones

Book reviews
Alison Pope, Martin Wolf, Hannah Hough

CIL vol. 1 no. 1 (2007) Table of Contents

Editorial
Having Something to Say
Christopher V. Hollister

An Interview with Patricia Senn Breivik
Stewart Brower, Christopher V. Hollister

Articles
Information Literacy at Augustana: A Programmatic Approach
Nancy E. Goebel, Paul J. Neff

Developing students’ information and research skills via Blackboard
Jacqui Weetman DaCosta, Becky Jone

Targeting “Academic Champions”: A Short-Term Solution for Integrated Information Literacy?
Claire McGuinness

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