So Much Information, So Little Time

Bob Glass to discuss information literacy in Great Britain on June 1

Bob Glass
Thursday, June 1, 10:30 am
Hodges Library Room 605
free and open to the public

You have a question or research topic, so what do you do? Google it. But which of the 217,456,231 search results is the information you need?

Information is available from many sources and in many formats, such as printed text, television, videos, library databases, web sites, and more. To be “information literate” students need to know why, when, and how to use all of these tools and think critically about the information they provide. How can we help make students more discriminating about the information they choose to use?

Bob Glass, Senior Lecturer in Information & Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University in Great Britain, has spent his career teaching and researching information literacy. On June 1, he will discuss developments in information literacy in the United Kingdom, such as establishing policies, raising staff and student awareness, and promoting best practices.

The discussion will begin at 10:30 am in room 605 of Hodges Library and is free and open to the public.

Bob Glass teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University and has taught at Wirral Metropolitan College and Liverpool John Moores University. He has extensive experience in teaching about technical subjects and library-based competencies. His current research focuses on information literacy as part of the Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, a program of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

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