Beyoncé and Information Literacy!

On Saturday, 23rd April 2016, Beyoncé surprised the music would (and everyone else), by releasing a visual album, Lemonade.

The album is loaded with pop culture and historical references as well as many collaborations. It is, therefore, very useful as an information literacy tool (as well as being a great piece of visual and musical art)!

Art is Information, Part I – Exploring the research methodologies of artists in Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ #libeyrianship – https://medium.com/@CityThatReads/art-is-information-part-i-9d0cbc35907c#.j7uqtyqzh

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ and Information Resources – http://libguides.mica.edu/lemonade

Blog post and LibGuide both by Jenny Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art.

41 Years of Information Literacy

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The phrase ‘information literacy’ was first used in 1974! It was coined by Paul Zurkowski, a lawyer and, at the time, president of the Information Industry Association.

There are several definitions of information literacy. However, whichever definition is your favorite we can all acknowledge the growing importance of information literacy in a world increasingly experiencing information overload!

LILAC 2015

The themes for LILAC 2015 are:

  • Creative approaches to IL (sponsored by Moira Bent, Jo Webb, Chris Powis, Andrew Walsh & Dave Parkes from the Association of National Teaching Fellows)
  • IL for under 18s
  • IL and employability (sponsored by the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University)
  • Delivering IL through new technologies (sponsored by Information Learning Services, York St John University)
  • Research based IL (sponsored by the Information School, The University of Sheffield)
  • Outreach and collaboration

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