Information Literacy Research at the University of Sheffield

Updated: 9:58am, 14 Nov, 2022
21 March 2011 (Mon)
Room 101, 1/F., Runme Shaw Bldg., HKU
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The iSchool
at Sheffield is the leading centre for information literacy research in the UK,
with the largest group of academics specialising in information behaviour and
information literacy. Distinctive features of the research activities at
Sheffield include collaborative partnerships with leading practitioners in the
UK and internationally, a strong presence in the virtual world (through the
heavily-used Information Literacy Weblog and frequent events in Second Life)
and the explicit links with teaching and learning in the iSchool and across the
University at doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels. Key themes
represented in recent and current projects and programmes include: conceptions
and pedagogies for information literacy in different disciplines; the
relationship between information literacy and inquiry-based learning; and the
development of institutional information literacy policies and strategies. The
seminar will highlight key activities and interests of Sheffield staff with the
intention of exploring the scope for research collaborations with colleagues at

About the speaker(s):

Corrall is Professor of Librarianship and Information Management in the
Information School at the University of Sheffield, where she is Graduate
Research Tutor and Head of the Libraries and Information Society Research
Group. Her research interests focus on the strategic management of information
resources, the professional development of information specialists and
institutional engagement with information literacy. She has played a leading
role in the promotion and development of information literacy in the UK as
founder of the SCONUL group that developed the widely-used Seven Pillars Model
and leader of the group that produced the UK definition of information

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