Teaching Staff: Lavranos Charilaos
Course Code: BIB630
Field: Library Science
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Total Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
The course introduces students to the identification of skills and qualifications that contribute to the formation of Librarians and Information Scientists as Reference Instructors and Librarians. The course aims at understanding by the students of the basic Information Literacy skills, as defined by international standards and practices. It also refers to basic concepts of Information Literacy, so that students acquire an overall understanding of processes and methodologies on theory and practice (e.g. how information professionals connect users with the information they need), as well as legal and ethical content issues governing the provision of information services. In this sense, the course is the basis on which developed specific methodologies and information services management techniques.
The aim of the course is to highlight the importance of Information Literacy within the scientific field of Library and Information Science. The curriculum of the course aims to introduce students to the basic Information Literacy skills as defined by the international standards under which Librarians and Information Scientists are considered as Reference Instructors and Librarians. It also refers to basic concepts of Information Literacy, so that the students have a comprehensive understanding of the processes and methodologies of connecting the users with the required information and how they are acquired.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand the basic Information Literacy skills as well as the critical skills that contribute to the formation of Librarians and Information Scientists as Reference Instructors. In particular, the students are going to:
- Have knowledge of the basic educational skills and competences (e.g. assessment, communication, educational design).
- Have knowledge of the basic principles and concepts of behavior for information services provision.
- Identify effectively the need for information.
- Choose appropriate strategies to meet specific information needs.
- Choose appropriate tools and resources to locate information effectively.
- Evaluate information and sources of information.
- Evaluate overall the information search process.
- Use information sources efficiently and effectively.
- Working together to achieve common goals and sharing ideas for enriching critical thinking about modern sources of information.
- Be able to use their knowledge and skills to solve problems within a wider (or interdisciplinary) context, particularly in Information Literacy issues.
- Be able to clearly communicate their conclusions and knowledge.
Week #1: Information and Information Literacy
Week #2: Information Literacy Education and Critical Thinking
Week #3: Users and Information (1)
Week #4: Users and Information (2)
Week #5: Libraries and Information Literacy
Week #6: Education as a Learning Process
Week #7: Teaching Process Design
Week #8: Information Literacy Standards (1)
Week #9: Information Literacy Standards (2)
Week #10: The Role of the Librarian and Information Scientist as an Instructor
Week #11: Information Liyetacy Implementation (1)
Week #12: Information Liyetacy Implementation (2)
Week #13: Information Literacy Programs in Greece
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- ALA (1998). A progress report on information literacy: an update on the American library association presidential committee on information literacy: Final report. Chicago: American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/whitepapers/progressreport
- ALA (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency
- Burkhardt, J. M., MacDonald, M. C., & Rathemacher, A. J. (2003). Teaching information literacy: 35 practical, standards-based exercises for college students. Chicago: American Library Association.
- CILIP (2012). Information literacy. London: Charted Institute of Library and Information Professionals. https://www.cilip.org.uk/research/topics/information-literacy
- CAUL (2001). Information literacy standards. Canberra: Council of Australian University Librarians. http://ilp.anu.edu.au/Infolit_standards_2001.html
- Grafstein, A. (2002). A discipline-based approach to information literacy. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 28(4), 197-204.
- Heinström, J. (2000). The impact of personality and approaches to learning on information behaviour. Information Research, 5(3), paper 78.
- Heinström, J. (2003). Five personality dimensions and their influence on information behaviour. Information research, 9(1), paper 165.
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- Higgins, C., & Cedar Face, M. J. (1998). Integrating information literacy skills into the university colloquium: Innovation at Southern Oregon University. Reference Services Review, 26(3/4), 17-31.
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- Kostagiolas, P., Lavranos, C., Martzoukou, K., & Papadatos, J. (2015). Keeping the score: Outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times. Library Management, 36(6/7), 495-510.
- Kostagiolas, P., Lavranos, C., Martzoukou, K., & Papadatos, J. (2017). The role of personality in musicians’ information seeking for creativity. Information Research, 22(2), paper 756.
- Kostagiolas, P., Lavranos, C., Papavlasopoulos, S., Korfiatis, N., & Papadatos, J. (2015a). Music, musicians and information seeking behaviour: A case study on a community concert band. Journal of Documentation, 71(1), 3-24.
- Kuhlthau, C. C. (1999). Literacy and learning for the information age. In B. K. Stripling (ed.), Learning and libraries in an information age: principles and practice (pp. 3-22). Englewood, CO: Libraries
- Lavranos, C., Kostagiolas, P., & Papadatos, J. (2015). Information retrieval technologies and the “realities” of music information seeking. In I. Deliyannis, P. Kostagiolas & Ch. Banou (Eds), Experimental Multimedia Systems for Interactivity and Strategic Innovation (pp. 102-121). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
- Lavranos, C., Kostagiolas, P., Korfiatis, N., & Papadatos, J. (2016a). Information seeking for musical creativity: A systematic literature review. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(9), 2105-2117.
- Lavranos, C., Kostagiolas, P., Martzoukou, K., & Papadatos, J. (2015a). Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: Conceptual analysis and literature review. Journal of Documentation, 71(5), 1070-1093.
- Lavranos, C., Kostagiolas, P., Martzoukou, K., & Papadatos, J. (2017, June 27-30). Connecting worlds, connecting disciplines: The impact of information seeking behaviour on the creative process in music. Paper presented at the I3 2017 International Conference: ’Information: Interactions and Impact’, Aberdeen. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/research/conferences/i-2017
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- Martzoukou, K. (2005). A review of web information seeking research: Considerations of method and foci of interest. Information Research, 10(2), paper 215.
- Martzoukou, K., & Sayyad, A. E. (2017). Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: A review of literature. Journal of Documentation, 73(4), 634-665.
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- Rowlands, I., & Nicholas, D. (2008). Understanding information behaviour: How do students and faculty find books?. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(1), 3-15.
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Lectures in conjunction with use of ICTs in teaching and communicating with students (using powerpoint slides and multimedia content of the Web, digital interactive exercises, e-mail). Support the learning process through e-learning platform (e-class).
Written final examination in Greek language, which will contain short-answer questions, essays development questions and an optional essay.