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Approaches to Teaching Information Literacy in Practice Online - Trainers

Dr Jane Secker is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. Prior to this she was the Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE where she provided advice and support for staff and students for 15 years. She has a PhD from Aberystwyth University and a Postgraduate Certificate in teaching from LSE. She teaches as a guest lecturer at various library schools and was the external examiner at UCL from 2015-19.

Jane is Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the author of several books, including Copyright and E-learning a guide for Practitioners, the second edition which was published in June 2016, co-authored with Chris Morrison. She has written five books, and authored numerous journal articles.

Her research interests include digital and information literacy, copyright education and the role of technologies in supporting learning. She is a Honorary Fellow of CILIP, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and co-founder of the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC). In 2013, Library Journal recognised Jane as a Mover and Shaker. She was Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year in 2014. In 2011 Jane was an Arcadia Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge where she devised A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) with Emma Coonan, which is a framework for supporting learning in higher education.

Jane has been a member of the Universities UK Copyright Negotiation and Advisory Committee Group since 2006, which negotiates licenses for the higher education sector with bodies such as the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). Jane maintains the website UK Copyright Literacy with Chris Morrison, the Copyright Officer at the University of Kent. They tweet as @UKCopyrightLit.

Sarah Pavey, MSc FCLIP

Consultant and Trainer for Schools and Libraries

Sarah is a freelance qualified professional librarian with teaching experience. She has worked in many spheres of education both in the independent and maintained sectors, primary and secondary. She is passionate about developing information literacy skills, digital and media literacy skills, critical thinking skills and independent learning skills throughout all key stages. Having been employed as a teacher librarian, she spent considerable amounts of time in the classroom as well as the library.

If nearly 700 websites and 500 hours of video footage are added to the internet every minute then surely learning to handle and evaluate information becomes akin to learning to speak another language. If technology exists to aid this process and to help encourage creativity in writing then we have to teach these digital media skills. Her training style is very practical and she likes to use problem solving, critical thinking and games to help participants understand concepts in preference to just delivering "how to" content.

Her first degree is in Biochemistry and my master's degree is in Information Science. She also has a post 16 teaching qualification. Although she spent most of the last 20 years of her career in schools, she also has experience of the Pharmaceutical and Financial information sectors and has experience as a Business Development Manager for a library software company.

When she is not being a consultant she plays in professional traditional folk music ceilidh bands and singing groups.   @sarahinthelib

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