July 6, 2005

And IL resolutions for all my friends

CLA wasn't the only national library association passing information literacy-related resolutions last month. ALA's said in part "Resolved that the ALA encourages its members to teach and nurture 21st century information literacy skills among the American public to help them detect disinformation, media manipulation, and missing information." Check out the full resolution -- titled "Resolution on Disinformation, Media Manipulation and the Destruction of Public Information" -- on Library Juice.

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June 23, 2005

What the CLA Agreed to...

So here's the actual text that the CLA voted on and passed in Calgary 2005. You will note a few changes from the last iteration, but nothing too substantive. Our next job will be to hold them to it!

Information Literacy Resolution:

Proposed by the Information Literacy Interest Group

Whereas United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has identified Information Literacy as critical to bridging the digital divide; and

whereas studies have demonstrated a relationship between library instruction and student achievement; and

whereas adequate access to information includes an understanding of how to recognize, gather, evaluate and use information effectively; and

whereas all people have a right to education that teaches them the literacy skills required to shape their own lives and contribute to society; and

whereas Information Literacy is a crucial competency in the Information Society; and

whereas despite the importance of Information Literacy to society and the increasing demand for library instruction in Canadian libraries, only not all Canadian graduate programs in library and information studies have courses devoted to library instruction and Information Literacy in their curricula, and those courses are electives only

Be it resolved that the CLA include Information Literacy in its priorities and commit to advocating for the importance of information literacy with appropriate national and regional associations/institutions; and

Be it further resolved that CLA formally encourage graduate programs in library and information studies to incorporate courses in library instruction and information literacy into their curricula; and

Be it further resolved that the CLA encourage all libraries to develop information literacy programs to better serve their user communities

MOVED: Lisa Sloniowski
SECONDED: Adam Taves

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June 10, 2005

Final Resolution

Well, after some consultations (thanks Adam, Shelley, Barbara & Tamsin) we've decided to reign the draft in a little. We thought it best if we could just get a general expression of support from CLA, so amended the resolution as follows:

Whereas UNESCO has identified Information Literacy as critical to bridging the digital divide AND

whereas studies have demonstrated a relationship between library instruction and student achievement AND

whereas
adequate access to information includes an understanding of how to recognize, gather, evaluate and use information effectively AND

whereas all people have a right to education that teaches them the literacy skills required to shape their own lives and contribute to society AND

whereas Information Literacy is a crucial competency in the Information Society AND

whereas
despite the importance of Information Literacy to society and the increasing demand for library instruction in Canadian libraries, only 50% of Canadian graduate programs in library and information studies have courses devoted to library instruction and Information Literacy in their curricula, and those courses are electives only

Be it resolved that the CLA include Information Literacy in its mission and priorities and commit to advocating for the importance of information literacy in conjunction with appropriate national and regional associations/institutions

Be it further resolved that CLA formally encourage library schools to incorporate courses in library instruction and information literacy into their curricula.

Be it further resolved that the CLA encourage all libraries to develop information literacy programs

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June 2, 2005

CLA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries will be held during the CLA Annual Conference in Calgary. The meeting will be held on Thursday June 16th at 5:45pm in the Imperial 3 Room of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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June 1, 2005

Revised version of draft resolution

Actually (Lisa speaking) here's a revised version, adding some language about key partners with CLA (I'm thinking about CARL and LAC). I think this may be a bit too ambitious for a first pass though -- any thoughts on eliminating some of the "be it further resolved's?" Which one(s)can go?


Proposed CLA Resolution (Draft)

Whereas UNESCO has identified Information Literacy as critical to bridging the digital divide AND

whereas studies have demonstrated a relationship between library instruction and student achievement AND

whereas adequate access to information includes an understanding of how to recognize, gather, evaluate and use information effectively AND

whereas all people have a right to education that teaches them the literacy skills required to shape their own lives and contribute to society AND

whereas Information Literacy is a crucial competency in the Information Society AND

whereas despite the importance of Information Literacy to society and the increasing demand for library instruction in Canadian libraries, only 50% of Canadian graduate programs in library and information studies have courses devoted to library instruction and Information Literacy in their curricula, and those courses are electives only

Be it resolved that the CLA include Information Literacy in its mission and priorities and commit to advocating for the importance of information literacy in conjunction with appropriate national and regional associations/institutions

Be it further resolved that CLA formally encourage library schools to incorporate courses in library instruction and information literacy into their curricula.

Be it further resolved that
the CLA encourage all libraries to develop information literacy programs

Be it further resolved that the CLA, in conjunction with key partners, lobby government for funding in support of information literacy programming and professional development in this area

Be it further resolved that
the CLA develop a program which promotes information literacy and related initiatives, with a view to educating government, educators and the general public about the importance of information literacy and librariansí role in fostering it.

Be it further resolved that the CLA form a committee designed to work with key partners and steer advocacy efforts for Information Literacy in Canada

Be it further resolved that
the CLA create an annual award recognizing key information literacy initiatives, collaborations and best practices in teaching and learning in this critical area

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May 31, 2005

Draft CLA Resolution

Lisa has taken the "restaurant" version found on my blog

CLA Resolution

whereas UNESCO has identified Information Literacy as a critical to bridging the digital divide AND

whereas studies have demonstrated a relationship between library instruction and student achievement AND

whereas adequate access to information includes an understanding of how to recognize, gather, evaluate and use information effectively

whereas Information Literacy is a crucial competency in the Information Society

whereas all people have a right to education that teaches them the literacy skills required to shape their own lives and contribute to society

whereas despite the importance of Information Literacy to society and the increasing demand for library instruction in Canadian libraries, only 50% of Canadian graduate programs in library and information studies have courses devoted to library instruction and Information Literacy in their curricula, and those courses are electives only

Be it resolved that the CLA include Information Literacy in its mission and priorities and commit to advocating for the importance of information literacy with key partners and at all levels of government

Be it further resolved that the CLA encourage all libraries to develop information literacy programs

Be it further resolved that the CLA lobby government for funding in support of information literacy programming and professional development in this area

Be it further resolved that the CLA develop a program which promotes information literacy and related information literacy initiatives, with a view to educating government, educators and the general public about the importance of information literacy and librarian's role in fostering it.

Be it further resolved that the CLA form a committee designed to steer advocacy efforts for Information Literacy in Canada

Be it further resolved that CLA formally encourage library schools to incorporate classes on library instruction and information literacy into their curricula.

Be it further resolved that the CLA create an annual award recognizing key information literacy initiatives, collaborations and best practices in teaching and learning in this critical area

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